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The Best Nonfiction Books to Read This Winter

This winter, make learning a priority with these acclaimed nonfiction reads!

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    The Kids Are in Bed Book Cover Picture
    The Kids Are in Bed Book Cover Picture

    The Kids Are in Bed

    by Rachel Bertsche

    In an original survey conducted for this book, 71 percent of parents said their free time didn’t feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households. Rachel Bertsche found herself in exactly that bind. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn to truly enjoy the time after lights-out.
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    The Kids Are in Bed Book Cover Picture

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    The Body Book Cover Picture

    The Body

    by Bill Bryson

    Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.
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    The Body Book Cover Picture

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    Imperfect Union Book Cover Picture
    Imperfect Union Book Cover Picture

    Imperfect Union

    by Steve Inskeep

    Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America’s first great political couple. With rare detail and in consummate style, Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself.
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    Imperfect Union Book Cover Picture

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    The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness Book Cover Picture
    The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness Book Cover Picture

    The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness

    by Sarah Ramey

    In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological.
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    The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness Book Cover Picture

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    Hill Women Book Cover Picture

    Hill Women

    by Cassie Chambers

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    Hill Women Book Cover Picture

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    Building a Life Worth Living Book Cover Picture
    Building a Life Worth Living Book Cover Picture

    Building a Life Worth Living

    by Marsha M. Linehan

    Over the years, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) had saved the lives of countless people fighting depression and suicidal thoughts, but Linehan had never revealed that her pioneering work was inspired by her own desperate struggles as a young woman. Only when she received this question did she finally decide to tell her story.
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    Building a Life Worth Living Book Cover Picture

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    The Black Book Book Cover Picture
    The Black Book Book Cover Picture

    The Black Book

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    The Black Book Book Cover Picture

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    The Joy of Movement Book Cover Picture

    The Joy of Movement

    by Kelly McGonigal

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    The Joy of Movement Book Cover Picture

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    Humble Pi Book Cover Picture

    Humble Pi

    by Matt Parker

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    Humble Pi Book Cover Picture

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    Running Against the Devil Book Cover Picture

    Running Against the Devil

    by Rick Wilson

    Like no one else can, Wilson blows the lid off Trump’s 2020 Republican war machine, showing the exact strategies and tactics they’ll use against the Democratic nominee . . . and how the Democrats can avoid the catastrophe waiting for them if they fall into Trump’s trap.  Sharply funny, brutally honest, and infused with Wilson’s biting commentary, it’s a no-holds-barred road map to saving America and the guide to making Donald Trump a one-term president.
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    Running Against the Devil Book Cover Picture

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    Tightrope Book Cover Picture
    Tightrope Book Cover Picture

    Tightrope

    by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

    With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an “other America.” The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared.
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    Tightrope Book Cover Picture

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    Between Two Fires Book Cover Picture
    Between Two Fires Book Cover Picture

    Between Two Fires

    by Joshua Yaffa

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    Between Two Fires Book Cover Picture

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    Working Book Cover Picture

    Working

    by Robert A. Caro

    Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses and to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses’ Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ’s mistresses.
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    Working Book Cover Picture

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    Successful Aging Book Cover Picture

    Successful Aging

    by Daniel J. Levitin

    Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.
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    Successful Aging Book Cover Picture

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    The Man Who Solved the Market Book Cover Picture
    The Man Who Solved the Market Book Cover Picture

    The Man Who Solved the Market

    by Gregory Zuckerman

    Drawing on unprecedented access to Jim Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that’s sweeping the world.
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    The Man Who Solved the Market Book Cover Picture

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    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

    Bad Blood

    by John Carreyrou

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    Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

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