Here is a short list of some great nonfiction books coming out on October 3, 2017. If you are interested in politics, sports, health, biography, creativity, business history, entrepreneurship and a new book from the Heath brothers, this week does not disappoint.
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America – Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Kate Harding
Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia – Masha Gessen
The visionary journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.
The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager – Ned Colletti
During his tenure with the Dodgers, Colletti had the highest winning percentage of any general manager in the National League. In The Big Chair, he lets readers in on the real GM experience from his unique vantage point—sharing the inner workings of three of the top franchises in the sport, revealing the out-of-the-headlines machinations behind the trades, the hires and the deals; how the money really works; how the decision-making really works; how much power the players really have and why—the real brass tacks of some of the most pivotal decisions made in baseball history that led to great success along with heartbreak and failure on the field.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams – Matthew Walker PhD
The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.
Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World – Eric Metaxas
On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew.
Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives – Adam J. Kurtz
Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else). From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes.
Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself – Amanda Litman
From the email marketing director of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the co-founder of Run for Something comes an essential and inspiring guide that encourages and educates young progressives to run for local office, complete with contributions from elected officials and political operatives.
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President – Bandy X. Lee
More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump’s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being.
Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate – Sue Scheff
A rogue tweet could bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage.
Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC – Reed Tucker
THEY ARE THE TWO TITANS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY–the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes–and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales, but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans.
How the Right Lost Its Mind – Charles J. Sykes
Once at the center of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise.
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death – Caitlin Doughty
The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.”
The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization’s DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age – Michael Gale & Chris Aarons
In The Digital Helix, authors Michael Gale and Chris Aarons explain the specifics of digitally transforming your organization– from the role of the digital-explorer leader in using information to empower the organization to move better and faster to shifts in sales, marketing, communications and leadership, product development, and service and support.
Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking – Alice Echols
Shortfall opens with a surprise discovery in an attic—boxes filled with letters and documents hidden for more than seventy years—and launches into a fast-paced story that uncovers the dark secrets in Echols’s family—an upside-down version of the building and loan story at the center of Frank Capra’s 1946 movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times – Nancy Koehn
An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights that will be of interest to a wide range of readers—including those in government, business, education, and the arts—Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.
Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive – Dorie Clark
What does it take to create the career you want? It’s no secret that the world of work has changed, and we’re shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many professionals dream of becoming independent, whether by starting their own businesses, becoming consultants or freelancers, or developing a sideline.
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – Scott Galloway
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates
“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact – Chip Heath, Dan Heath
The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.
The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People – Dan Buettner
New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world’s happiest places—and shows you how to apply these lessons to your own life.