Flyleaf's Favorite Nonfiction 2022

I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982185824
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

Both darkly funny and tragic, Jennette McCurdy tells her story of trauma, iCarly, and the pitfalls of fame. Though this book is guaranteed to make you cry, and I cannot recommend it enough. --Jordan


Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393882162
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

This collection is a gift. Randall Kenan's curious mind and generous heart were made in a small town in eastern North Carolina, and here, he gives us the world. --Tony


Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385548519
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Published: Doubleday - June 28th, 2022

I read Say Nothing and was wowed. I read The Snakehead and was transfixed. I put off reading Rogues because I thought it couldn't stand up, but it does. In fascinating vignettes of exotic criminals and their seedy tales, Radden pulls together complicated true crimes and presents them to the reader as a riveting game of cat-and-mouse. The tales of how-they-did it and how-they-were-caught spellbind. So entertaining and well-written! 


Ma and Me: A Memoir By Putsata Reang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374279264
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Published: MCD - May 17th, 2022

In this absolutely gorgeous memoir, Putsata Reang reflects on her family's journey from Cambodia to the US, her childhood in rural Oregon, her family and community's expectations, her queerness, but most of all, her mother. A powerful story that changed me just a little bit. What more can you ask of a book? --Elese


Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor By Kim Kelly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982171056
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 26th, 2022

Kelly tells the stories of often-forgotten leaders of the American labor movement, charting their victories and losses against immense opposition. This book is a hopeful testament to the power of collective organizing and the spirit of labor. --Jordan


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593133231
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Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

Ed Yong's charming narration turns complex sensory processes (the workings of the optic nerve, for example) into easily-absorbed anecdotes that illuminate the perceptual worlds being experienced in parallel with our own. A brilliant love letter to the senses—the ones we have, and the ones we can only imagine having. --Talia


Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

Let Sedaris be Sedaris! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe. --Tony


The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found By Frank Bruni Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982108571
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 2022

An elegant reminder to us all to embrace the moment as well as to acknowledge aging—for both yourself and others—with grace rather than contempt. --Jamie


Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions (American Music Series) By Francesca T. Royster Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477326497
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2022

Country music encompasses so much more than one would be led to believe by what's being promoted and by what has been written and rewritten about countless times. Thankfully, Francesca Royster's new book tells the story of Black songwriters/performers/fans in the white male-dominated world of popular country music. It's a history that has been obscured, hidden, white-washed, overlooked and outright denied for far too long. This is a really fantastic and inspiring book that opens up a whole new world of country and folk music. If you think you know it all, you don't! --Colin


The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life By A.J. Jacobs, Greg Pliska (Contributions by) Cover Image
By A.J. Jacobs, Greg Pliska (Contributions by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136713
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Published: Crown - April 26th, 2022

The perfect gift for those of us whose days aren't complete without either a sudoku challenge, crossword puzzle, Wordle, Spelling Bee, or possibly all of the above. Easy, breezy, and full of puzzles to solve. --Elese