Bestsellers — Hardcover Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2015-02-01, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- Being mortal by Atul Gawande
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and offers suggestions for how they can do better.
- Yes please by Amy Poehler
A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, an “S.N.L.” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.” .
- Killing patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
- America's bitter pill by Steven Brill
The issues in American health care and health care reform and recent developments including the drafting and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, by the journalist, editor and lawyer.
- What if? by Randall Munroe
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
- Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham
Essays, mostly humorous, from the creator and star of “Girls.”
- 41 by George W Bush
The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific; the basis for the movie.
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- It was me all along by Andie Mitchell
A memoir about the author’s long struggle with, and eventual victory over, obesity.
- Digital destiny by Shawn DuBravac
An economist argues that technology will transform our daily lives and solve many of mankind's problems.
- Deep down dark by Héctor Tobar
An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.
- I am malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Humans of new york by Brandon Stanton
Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.
- Small victories by Anne Lamott
Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.
- This changes everything by Naomi Klein
The author of “The Shock Doctrine” argues that the free market created and is worsening the climate crisis.
- Don't give up, don't give in by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
Reminiscences from the subject of the book and movie “Unbroken.”
- The andy cohen diaries by Andy Cohen
One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”
- The work by Wes Moore
- The innovators by Walter Isaacson
Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.
- No hero by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
In a follow-up to “No Easy Day,” the Navy SEAL team member Matt Bissonnette, writing pseudonymously, describes the challenges of SEAL training and other missions in which he participated.