Category Archives: non-fiction

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

I have read a few books by Jon Ronson and I always find them fascinating. I do wonder how he comes up with this stuff. And how does he know what will sell? OK, we have all wondered if we … Continue reading

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Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre

This is a grim read. Goldacre makes it as readable and fun as he possibly can but this the point he is making is that the whole system of medicine is a big con, and based on lies. He argues … Continue reading

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Revolution by Russell Brand

I listened to the audio book of this for the Huntington Beach Non Fiction Book Group. When I listen to audio books I am usually a bit distracted, talking to my dog and my child as I take them both … Continue reading

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Working Stiff by Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell

Well, I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this one in a long time. But then, I have not read any non-fiction for a long time, so there might be a lesson in there. This was … Continue reading

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Elizabeth of York – A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir

This is a biography of the wife of Henry VII, if it was not for her we would not have had everyone’s favourite medieval psychopath Henry VIII, or of course, the Church of England, or Elizabeth I. Actually, all of … Continue reading

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

I listened the the audiobook of this and Palmer reads it herself. There are also a few of her songs and others’ songs on the audiobook. I am glad that she reads it because I know her voice well. I … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This is a collection of essays, if I did not know the title of the book and if someone had asked me what the unifying theme of the collections was, I may have struggled to tell them. This book is … Continue reading

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