Readworthy: This month’s best nonfiction

 
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This Month's Best New Nonfiction
Each month, Readworthy highlights the best, most acclaimed new releases in your categories! Questions or suggestions? Let us know.
 
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Book cover for In My Time of Dying by Sebastian Junger
Trust James Patterson: this highly anticipated account of a haunting near-death experience is 'stunning'
The author of the smash hit The Perfect Storm — a longtime atheist — grapples with the idea of an afterlife in this meditation on death and mortality that's part medical thriller, part moving autobiography.
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times/The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Guardian, The Times, New York Post, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist
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Book cover for Fat Leonard by Craig Whitlock
'The truly jaw-dropping story the US Navy hoped you'd never learn'
– Pulitzer Prize–winning author Carol Leonnig
Discover how one charismatic defense contractor bribed officers, stole national security secrets, and swindled the US Navy out of tens of millions of dollars in this meticulously reported exposé.
IN THE MEDIA
NPR, The New York Times/The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
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Book cover for The Death of Truth by Steven Brill
'A seminal, ground-breaking… examination of two of the central dilemmas of our time — what is truth and where to find it'
– Bob Woodward
With online misinformation on the rise, this urgent read unpacks how fake news is used against the public — and who benefits from its existence.
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times/The New York Times Book Review, Next Big Idea Club, Wired, Vanity Fair, Kirkus Reviews, Literary Hub
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Book cover for Right Thing, Right Now by Ryan Holiday
The New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Stoic makes the case for doing the right thing
Ancient Stoics emphasized the importance of living justly. This brand-new release translates that message for the modern day by examining stories of people like Frederick Douglass and Jimmy Carter.
IN THE MEDIA
TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Times, Kirkus Reviews
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Book cover for The Trolls of Wall Street by Nathaniel Popper
Don't miss this timely, fascinating look at the unlikely force behind the GameStop short squeeze
In 2021, an online forum for risky financial trades disrupted the US stock market, giving immense power to ordinary people. This gripping work of journalism uncovers how it all happened.
IN THE MEDIA
Next Big Idea Club, Vanity Fair, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Literary Hub
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Book cover for Sing Like Fish by Amorina Kingdon
'Exquisite… Will open readers' eyes, and ears, to a heretofore hidden world'
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
A science journalist unveils the latest research into underwater sound — from whalesong to snapping shrimp — and explores what it means for marine ecosystems.
IN THE MEDIA
NPR, Parade, Publishers Weekly
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Book cover for The Catalyst by Thomas R. Cech
A Nobel Prize–winning scientist reveals the transformative, lifesaving power of RNA
From jump-starting life itself to its role in countless modern vaccines, RNA holds the answers to universal questions about life and aging. The present and future of medicine are explored in this enlightening new release.
IN THE MEDIA
The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Literary Hub
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Book cover for College Girl, Missing by Shawn Cohen
This instant New York Times bestseller delves deep into an unsolved missing person case from 2011
Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared after a night out with friends in June 2011 and has never been found. Are the privileged young men she was last seen with hiding something nefarious?
IN THE MEDIA
People, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Booklist
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Book cover for Stories Are Weapons by Annalee Newitz
'Makes a convincing case that the 21st-century epidemic of intolerance… is as American as apple pie'
– Kirkus Reviews
This thought-provoking read argues that coercive storytelling — once a weapon of war — has become a commonplace tool in debates over race, LGBTQ+ rights, and more in the United States.
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times/The New York Times Book Review, New Scientist, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
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Book cover for Paradise of the Damned by Keith Thomson
'A breezy adventure tale starring an audacious hero'
– The Wall Street Journal
Immerse yourself in the true story of Sir Walter Raleigh, an Elizabethan-era explorer enchanted by the legend of El Dorado who searched obsessively for the city of gold.
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The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Literary Hub
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