This week Alice and Kim talk about true stories that have been turned into movies! Plus, new nonfiction about feminism, capitalism, activism, and beavers.
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Nonfiction in the News
More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Having and Being Had by Eula Biss
What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda
Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao
Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America by Hilary Levey Friedman
Books Into Movies
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tilyar
Eat, Pray, Love, One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan
Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill