New Adult Non-Fiction

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: Explains the two systems that drive the way we think; system one is fast, intuitive, and emotional, and system two is slower, deliberative, and logical and discusses how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
  • Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles A. Murray: A critique of white American class structure, arguing that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin: Digs deep into the past and draws parallels to contemporary America from Plato’s Republic, Thomas More’s Utopia, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, Marx’s Communist Manifesto and others.
  • The Search for the Forgotten Thirty-Four: Honored by the U.S. Marines, Unheralded in their Hometowns? by Terence W. Barrett: A collection of biographies of unknown war heroes, including Alliance native Ronald Leroy Coker.
  • Last Call: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent: Explores the events that led up to Prohibition in the United States, explaining why Americans agreed to stop drinking and describing what life was like during the Prohibition era.
  • The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton: A professional organizer explores the emotional and social issues involved in compulsive hoarding, describes the physical challenges of trying to help hoarders, and tells the stories of real clients.
  • Grubbycup’s Cimple Hydroponics: The Path of the Garden by Stash Grubbycup: Provides an introduction and instructions to setting up a home hydroponics gardening system.
  • Crazy for Cake Pops by Molly Bakes: Teaches the secrets of creating a variety of cake pop designs.
  • Once upon a Secret: My Affair with John F. Kennedy by Mimi Alford: A memoir of Mimi Alford’s 18-month relationship with President 
  • Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow: One of the best quarterbacks in the history of college football traces his path to success, discussing his childhood as the son of Christian missionaries and how his faith combined with his drive to succeed have made him
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