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Reality Overload: New Nonfiction

As promised here are the rest of the new books about real people and real stuff (that was not meant to be condescending to all the amazing books that are fictional):
ANOTHER PERSON’S POISON: A History of Food Allergy, by Matthew Smith
(For a short interview with the author about the book go here: http://www.cupblog.org/?p=16689)
BETWEEN YOU & ME: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris (For a great review and comparison to another recently added “be-amused-while-simultaneously-picking-up-grammar-skills” book
EAT,SHOOTS & LEAVES, by Lynne Truss, go here: http://www.npr.org/2015/04/08/397823382/memoir-perfectly-punctuated-in-between-you-me)
DYLAN GOES ELECTRIC! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties, by Elijah Wald (http://www.elijahwald.com/DylanGoesElectric.html)
INTO THE HEART OF BORNEO, by Redmond O’Hanlon (Did you know Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world and is divided between 3 countries?)
LAST CHANCE MUSTANG: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption, by Mitchell Bornstein
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: The Japanese Art of De-cluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo (This book DOES what it says! I have personally been brought much joy and success in home management/organization by following some of her techniques; here’s a summary & review: https://unclutterer.com/2014/12/08/book-review-life-changing-magic-tidying/)
MISSOULA: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer  (This was a “request for purchase” by a patron who highly praised it as a necessary read.)
PIRATE HUNTERS: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, by Robert Kurson (Seems super interesting, here’s an article about how the quest all began: http://www.alertdiver.com/Pirate_Hunting, and here’s a podcast with the author: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/07/09/podcast-122-pirate-hunters-with-robert-kurson/
SKYFARING: A Journey with a Pilot, by Mark Vanhoenacker
VERY GOOD LIVES: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the
Importance of Imagination, by J.K. Rowling (This is a transcription of Rowling’s 2008 commencement address at Harvard University.)
And in biographies:
HEAT: An Amateur’s Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, And Apprentice To A Dante-Quoting Butcher In Tuscany, by Bill Buford
A LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED: A Memoir of Hope, by Tom Brokaw
MICHELLE OBAMA: A Life, by Peter B. Slevin

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