Week of 28 Sep 2014
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

No Critic Review

13 Hours

by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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What If?

by Randall Munroe

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

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Waking Up

by Sam Harris

Diary of a Mad Diva
For a live audience, Rivers may astound with her stories and blue language, but when continually lobbed on the page, the shtick grows predictable and stale.
Kirkus

Diary of a Mad Diva

by Joan Rivers


Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a renewed sense of self.
Kirkus

Wild

by Cheryl Strayed

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Kerman's account radiates warmly from her skillful depiction of the personalities she befriended in prison, such as the Russian gangster's wife who ruled the kitchen...Kerman's ordeal indeed proved life altering.
Publishers Weekly

Orange Is the New Black

by Piper Kerman

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
A grand and grim narrative of thrilling exploration for fans of Into Thin Air, Mountains of the Moon and the like.
Kirkus

In the Kingdom of Ice

by Hampton Sides

The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal

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The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death

by Laurie Notaro

Quiet
An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.
Kirkus


Quiet

by Susan Cain

I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist
...Diana Vreeland comes to mind: "Give 'em what they never knew they wanted," she once declared. This is precisely what Ms. Halbreich does—and very few have dared to say no.
Wall Street Journal

I'll Drink to That

by Betty Halbreich

Unbroken
Alternately stomach-wrenching, anger-arousing and spirit-lifting—and always gripping.
Kirkus


Unbroken

by Laura Hillenbrand

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
Kirkus

The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

World Order
What is distinctive about "World Order" is not the argument itself, which will be familiar to anyone who knows anything of Mr. Kissinger's work, but rather the idea of providing a natural history of the concept in question.
Wall Street Journal


World Order

by Henry Kissinger

Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11

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Between Heaven and Ground Zero

by Leslie Haskin

unPHILtered: The Way I See It

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unPHILtered

by Phil Robertson

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

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One Nation

by Ben Carson M.D.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)

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Dataclysm

by Christian Rudder

Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospels

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Jesus on Trial

by David Limbaugh

Outliers
At times it seems an exercise in repackaged carpe diem, especially from a mind as attuned as Gladwell’s.
Kirkus


Outliers

by Malcolm Gladwell

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

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Off the Sidelines

by Kirsten Gillibrand