2016 Nonfiction Reviews

The following nonfiction reviews were all published by Fourth & Sycamore in 2016. They are listed in chronological order from the date each review was published.


pretendLet’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

Putnam, 2012. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


dustDust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz

Ten Speed Press, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


hungerHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein

Riverhead Books, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


girlsGirls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema by Laura Horak

Rutgers University Press, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


VThe V-Word: True Stories About First-Time Sex edited by Amber J. Keyser

Beyond Words, 2016. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


beer 2The Best Beer in the World: One Man’s Global Search for the Perfect Pint by Mark Dredge

Dog ‘n’ Bone Books, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.


bronteCharlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


so sadSo Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder

Grand Central Publishing, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


spitboyThe Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzalez

PM Press, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


sailorSailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk

Simon & Schuster, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


slowly killHow to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon

Agate Bolden, 2013. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


kill emKill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown by James McBride

Spiegel & Grau, 2016. Review by Elizabeth O’Brien.

 


cupA Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez

Beacon Press, 2014. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


modern romanceModern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Penguin Press, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


cheapThe View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

William Morrow, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


riverineRiverine: A Memoir From Anywhere but Here by Angela Palm

Graywolf Press, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


beer geekThe Beer Geek’s Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer by Patrick Dawson

Storey Publishing, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


monstersAmerican Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey

TarcherPerigee, 2014. Review by David Nilsen.

 


acceptedAccepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE by Pat Patterson

ECW Press, 2016. Review by Michael  Chin.

 

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