Here are the best new nonfiction books coming out in December 2016.
Topics include green business, biography, nature, personal development, ancient history, memoir, religion, storytelling, true crime, technology and entrepreneurship.
Nonfiction books released December 5
How to graft sustainability into your company’s DNA.
Nonfiction books released December 6
How psychologist Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky came to redefine human decision-making theory and forged a friendship.
Ferriss took the best (routines, ideas, tactics) of the best (leaders, athletes, high-performers in various fields) and created his own Cliff Notes of success pulled from over 200 episodes of his hugely popular podcast.
Imagine four acres in England as a universe unto itself. Fortey takes us there month by month as the seasons change and examines its beauty and history so we might understand the world around us a little better.
Men of letters fight with their words and their pens. This fight between Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov was the Thrilla in Manila of the salon set.
Find your passion, find your purpose and find your motto – your one word – with Carmichael’s help in this inspiring guide to success.
How a relatively small city-state in Greece influenced people, countries and empires for thousands of years after its founding.
The story of six-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin rise to dominance in her sport and how her parents and her built a successful life both inside and outside the pool.
The travels and travails of the characters in the kitchens of Italy’s best restaurants who bring passion to every meal and inhabit a world we didn’t know until now.
Could empathy of all human virtues be the motivation behind immorality and inequality in society? Bloom makes his compelling case in his latest book.
Raiding neighbors for food, plugging drains and making daring escapes; what any prisoner could do, right? What if that prisoner was an octopus? Godfrey-Smith takes us on journey to explore how this “intelligent alien” evolved.
You’ve heard of the French Revolution. Maybe you’ve studied it. Now learn what it means today and how it played out then in its complicated and fascinating ways.
And they talk about God without all the baggage most conversations like this eventually get loaded down with.
Want to be a better writer? Johnson’s new book can help.
Was reporter Dorothy Kilgallen killed because of her JFK assassination book? Shaws aims to give Kilgallen the justice she never saw.
This book you must read my young padawan.
A biography of eight flavors that have come to define American food.
The forgotten discoveries and advances that the women of the Harvard Observatory made in astronomy.
How to deal with a technological future that is already here.
How doing less can help you achieve more in life.
How to be an entrepreneur without losing meaning in your life.
Finding trends that will affect you and your business in a comprehensive and repeatable way.
Nonfiction books released December 9
Executing faster to not only get more done but to get the right things done and maximize your leadership potential.
Nonfiction books released December 20
How failure can be feedback and the stories and science to back up that claim from sports journalist Weinman.
Nonfiction books released December 27
A compelling argument on the dangers of sugar and the bleak future we all face if we don’t do something about it.
Make 2017 the year you discover your true self and overcome your “conflict” areas. Hey, it works for some people, so it made the list.
Asking and answering the common questions we have about health, diet, sleep and aging, Hamblin has written an owner’s manual for our bodies. I can’t wait to read this one going into the new year.
Join Schwalbe as he recounts the varied list of books that have helped him find his place in the modern world and answered the tough questions he encountered in his life.
Overcome your biggest obstacles and live your best life with Panos and Smiles as your self-help sherpas.
How being civil at work can improve everything from the factory line to the bottom line.
Some tough love to help you get some shit done at home and at work.
There you have it, the best new nonfiction books that dropped in December 2016.
Hopefully you saw a few that piqued your interest and you will investigate further.
Just remember, the right nonfiction book at the right time can make all the difference.