Monday, May 16, 2011

Bestselling hardcover nonfiction, May 15 - 22 (according to NY Times)

List by The New York Times Best Sellers list

"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton

Howdy & gidday! Just a quick post for today that might be useful for those of you feeling the need for a nonfiction read. Quite an eclectic mix and, hopefully, a little something for everyone.

Honourable mention:
  • From this moment on / Shania Twain by Shania Twain
  • Unbroken : an extraordinary true story of courage and survival by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The heart and the fist : the education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL by Eric R. Greitens
  • My lucky life in and out of show business : a memoir by Dick Van Dyke
  • Onward : how Starbucks fought for its life without losing its soul by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon

  • She walks in beauty : a woman's journey through poems / Caroline Kennedy
    "She Walks in Beauty" is Kennedy's selection of poetry that tells the story of a woman's life including first love and lasting love; marriage, motherhood, and work; times of silence and solitude, and times of awe.

    If you ask me : (and of course you won't) / Betty White
    "Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood." -- Publisher's description.

    Stories I only tell my friends : an autobiography / Rob Lowe
    A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

    Does the noise in my head bother you? : a rock 'n' roll memoir / Steven Tyler ; with David Dalton
    The frontman of the classic rock band Aerosmith tells his story, including his rise to rock stardom in the 1970s, the band's drop in popularity, and their comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s.

    Bossypants / Tina Fey
    From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

    Tosca's comment: I had a few minutes downtime before a meeting at Central City Library the other week and nabbed Julia's copy of this off her desk for a quick 5 minute read. What a hoot! Can't wait till my request copy comes in.:

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