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Feminist Reads and True Crime

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In today's episode we are talking about two of our favorite non-fiction categories: feminist/women's studies titles and true crime! We also talk about all of the recent non-fiction books of all genres that we've read and the forthcoming books that have us super excited. In our intro, Adam shares some celebrity memoirs that he has recently read and enjoyed.

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Featured OverDrive Staff

Jill, Cindy, and Rachel K.

Intro (0:00-2:44)

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Big Library Read (2:45-5:49)

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

The Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

American Wife by Taya Kyle

Recent Reads (5:50-18:59)

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron

A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansarai

At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell

Feminist Studies/Women's Issues (19:00-23:09)

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

True Crime (23:10-32:29)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

Pretty Little Killers by Daleen Berr

My Story by Elizabeth Smart

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Finding Me by Michelle Knight

Hope by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis

The Innocent Killer by Michael Griesbach

Worse than the Devil by Dean A. Strang

The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin

Forthcoming Titles and Other Books (32:30-End)

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West

Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Porcelain by Moby

Paper by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Longitude by Dava Sobel

Zero by Charles Seife

Mauve by Simon Garfield

A Mind of its Own by David M. Friedman

Grunt by Mary Roach

Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough

The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

The Arm by Jeff Passan

Becoming Grandma by Lesley Stahl

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