Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Nonfiction

Is It Just Me? Or is it nuts out there? by Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg uses her trademark humor to examine the growing disrespect and rudeness in society and discusses how a loss of civility diminishes the quality of life. –Summary

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
“Nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's 1961 classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves’ livers and aspic, a new life – lived with gusto.” – Back cover.

Moving Miss Peggy by Robert Benson
“When the vibrant, beloved Miss Peggy began the agonizing descent into the darkness of dementia, her family faced with questions no one can answer. Benson takes an intimate look at what dementia means for a family: how do you organize your mother's new life, how do you move her from her cherished home, how do you come to terms with the fact that a person you love is in a decline from reality.” –WorldCat

Multiple Blessings by Jon & Kate Gosselin
“Three years after giving birth to twin daughters, Kate and Jon Gosselin became pregnant again – with sextuplets. Kate's candid and emotionally-charged book chronicles the exhausting challenges she and Jon faced from the time the babies were conceived through the first two years of their lives, and the faith it took to get through each day.” –Goodreads

The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan
This work presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural, and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events. –Summary