Monday, October 25, 2010

This Just In

Here are just a few of our recent arrivals in non-fiction. Even after seeing these books every day, it's amazing how broad a spectrum they cover -- literally something for everyone!
  • Growing up Laughing by Marlo Thomas -- Not just Thomas' memoir of her years in comedy, it also includes interviews with dozens of comic legends, including Alan Alda, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, and many more.
  • Getting it Wrong by W. Joseph Campbell -- Do you trust everything you read? These are "10 of the great misreported stories in American journalism," ranging from Murrow vs. McCarthy and the Bay of Pigs to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Earth: the Book -- The follow-up to America: the Book from The Daily Show team.
  • Knit Fix by Lisa Kartus -- A book that covers what other knitting books leave out: what to do when you drop a stitch, botch a pattern, need to change a finished pattern, and more.
  • The Best American Comics 2010 -- This installment, edited by Neil Gaiman, is brought to you by the "Best American" series (Best American Short Stories, Essays, etc.) Recommended reading for this rapidly evolving art form!
  • Our Patchwork Nation by Dante Chinni -- It's not as simple as red states and blue states, or urban and rural. Chinni identifies twelve community types that make up our nation. (Horry County? "Boom Town" with a side of "Evangelical Epicenter.")
Click any of the titles above to visit our catalog, where you can request a book to be held for you at the library. Happy reading!

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