There is a glut of nonfiction books out right now. More than I could ever read. This, my friends, is a great problem to have. Here are my favorites.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is just trying to make the world a better place but along the way she has become a feminist pioneer and an accidental internet sensation. In Ruth we Trust.
Acquaintance rape is a particularly heinous kind of crime. And Krakauer takes a hard look at rapes and the justice system that, in most cases, bungles the prosecution. If you, or anyone you know, has ever questioned why rapes goes under reported, this will tell them why.
Between the World and Me // Ta-Nehisi Coates
Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, tries to explain ‘What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it’ through personal stories and re-imagined futures. This is the most important book of 2015.
In this collection of humorous essays Gay ponders how hard it is to be a feminist in the world today. Especially when you want to dance to Blurred Lines, paint your nails pink and read Vogue.
Modern medicine not only improves life, it extends it. But there are cases where throwing every medical procedure at a disease it may not be best. That is what Gawande explores, aging and those times when doing everything that can be done goes against the human spirit.