2015 Nonfiction Reviews

The following nonfiction reviews were all published by Fourth & Sycamore in 2015. They are listed in chronological order from the date each review was published.


eatYou Have to F*cking Eat by Adam Mansbach and WTF, Evolution!? by Mara Grunbaum

Mansbach – Akashic, 2014. Grunbaum – Workman Publishing Company, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


starStar Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy by Brandon Alinger

Chronicle Books, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


AmandaThe Art of Asking: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer

Grand Central Publishing, 2014. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


ReelingReeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies by Tara Ison

Soft Skull Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


Scorcese coverMartin Scorcese: A Retrospective by Tom Shone

Harry N. Abrams, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


locomotivesNorth American Locomotives: A Railroad-by-Railroad Photohistory by Brian Solomon

Voyageur Press, 2012. Review by David Nilsen.

 


genderGender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote

Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


GirlGirl In a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon

Dey Street Books, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


calvinhobbesExploring Calvin & Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue by Bill Watterson

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


abandonedAbandoned America: The Age of Consequence by Matthew Christopher

Jonglez Publishing, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


monroeMarilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events by Carl Rollyson

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


beerBeer for All Seasons: A Through-the-Year Guide to What to Drink and When to Drink It by Randy Mosher

Storey Publishing, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


searchingSearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans

Thomas Nelson, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


improbable librariesImprobable Libraries: A Visual Journey of the World’s Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson

University of Chicago Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


red hotRed Hot & Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story by Sera Beak

Sounds True, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


blendedBlended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience edited by Samantha Waltz

Seal Press, 2015. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


hughesJohn Hughes: A Life in Film by Kirk Honeycutt

Race Point Publishing, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


argoThe Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Graywolf Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


horrorThe Horror of It all: One Moviegoer’s Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead by Adam Rockoff

Scribner, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


furniture growGuerilla Furniture Design by Will Holman and Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet from DK Publishing

Storey Publishing, 2015, and DK Publishing, 2015, respectively. Review by Fourth & Sycamore.

 


keepersKeepers: The Greatest Films–and Personal Favorites–of a Moviegoing Lifetime by Richard Schickel

Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


hopperThe First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper

Featherproof Books, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


forcingForcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker

Penguin, 2015. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


gayGay Directors , Gay Films? by Emanuel Levy

Columbia University Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


beerThe Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth

Workman Publishing Company, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


feliciaYou’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Touchstone, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


badAn Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi

The Experiment, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


skyfaringSkyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


memoirThe Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Harper, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


beerThe Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 B.C. to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution written by Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith and illustrated by Aaron McConnell

Ten Speed Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


vinylVinyl: The Art of Making Records by Mike Evans

Sterling, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


cookiesCookies & Beer: Bake, Pair, Enjoy by Jonathan Bender

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 

 

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