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Our Favorite Nonfiction of 2019

This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss Dapper Dan, Beeline, Good Talk, and more great nonfiction books from 2019.

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Books discussed on the show:

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino

The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom

Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream by Carson Vaughn

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty and Dianné Ruz |

Burnout: The Secrets To Unlocking The Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir by Daniel R. Day

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z’ New Path to Success by Shalini Shankar

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir by Jeannie Vanasco

Out Of The Shadows: A Memoir by Timea Nagy and Shannon Moroney

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir by T Kira Madden

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

Solitary by Albert Woodfox

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellis

What we’re reading:

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi

More books out this week:

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey 

The Road to Delano by John DeSimone

A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution by Jeremy Popkin 

The Wonderful by Saskia Sarginson

The Dead Girls Club: A Novel by Damien Angelica Walters 

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover 

The Story of a Goat by Perumal Murugan, N Kalyan Raman (translator)

The Hills Reply by Tarjei Vesaas, Elizabeth Rokkan (translator)

Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin

The Wicked Redhead: A Wicked City Novel by Beatriz Williams 

All That’s Bright and Gone: A Novel by Eliza Nellums 

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy

Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, Christiane Marks (translator)

Gatekeeper: Poems by Patrick Johnson

The German House by Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer (translator)

A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed by Jason Brown