June 2018 Non-Fiction

This month's adult non-fiction list has a lot of store favorites (shout out to How to Change Your Mind and Ellen Meloy's Anthropology of Turquoise) and some new favorites (Red Caddy anyone?).

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204227
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Press - May 15th, 2018

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018

A New York Times Notable Book 

The #1 New York Times bestseller.


Christian: The Politics of a Word in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674737631
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 1st, 2018

Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States. But what may be even more remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions.


Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.


The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375708138
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Published: Vintage - July 8th, 2003

In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise—the color and the gem—to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape.


Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST FOR THE NATIO


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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback


Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060899226
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Published: Ecco - January 9th, 2007

An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain's mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition


The Red Caddy: Into the Unknown with Edward Abbey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477315798
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Published: University of Texas Press - April 25th, 2018

A passionate advocate for preserving wilderness and fighting the bureaucratic and business forces that would destroy it, Edward Abbey (1927-1989) wrote fierce, polemical books such as Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang that continue to inspire environmental activists.


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679723004
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.


The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589812
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Published: Random House - May 8th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor Southern Living