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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #33: Best Nonfiction of 2015, Dec. 22, 2015

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss some of their favorite nonfiction books of 2015, including Between the World and Me, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, and Rain.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue by Piu Marie Eatwell

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

What we’re reading:

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

Books out this week:

The Inflatable Woman by Rachael Ball

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

Year of the Goose by Carly J. Hallman

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Broken Ground (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 2) by Victoria Schwab