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yes I have it was so sad. Do you enjoy non fiction also? Sometimes I feel like I am the only person who prefers reality to fantasy lol. I just read Diary of Anne Frank again for like the 50th time. Everytime I feel like the world isnt fair to me it helps to see what little I have to complain about!!
A Child Called "It" is always my first recommendation on nonfiction... Other good non-fiction books I've read are Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent, Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga by Carol Leonard, Real Gorgeous: The Truth Behind Body and Beauty by Kaz Cooke, Tears of Rage by John Walsh, Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir by Dave Mustaine, The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (I enjoy True Crime novels), A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard, and Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson.
My absolute all-time favorite is Wild Swans by Jung Chang. The author is a Chinese-British woman, and she tells the life stories of her grandmother, and then her mother, and then herself. Basically, you get to see the entire history of China in the twentieth century through the eyes of these three women. It's a really, really fascinating read. Highly recommended.
Some of my other favorites are The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax by Rebecca Skloot, and absolutely anything by Jon Krakauer. (Most especially Where Men Win Glory: the Odyssey of Pat Tillman. )
Right now I am reading Jesus, Interrupted by Bart D. Ehrman. It's written by a scholar of the New Testament, and it's kind of an expose of all of the facts about early Christianity/the Bible that aren't taught in the mainstream Christian Church. It's a fascinating read, but it definitely takes an anti-mainstream Christian bent, so watch out if that's not your cup of tea.
Thank you to the SSMC makers for my beautiful siggies!
Another of my favorite non-fiction reads is Isaac's Storm, about the hurricane that did so much damage in Galveston in the early 1900s. Fascinating read. I am currently reading a history of Niagara Falls but haven't had time to finish it yet. So far I am learning a lot of interesting little facts