Laugh and Cry With These New Nonfiction Books

29 Dec 2022

Laugh and Cry With These New Nonfiction Books

Looking for a new biography or memoir to read this December? These books will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between. Don’t miss out on these must-read nonfiction books!


by Ryan G. Murphy

Release Date: December 16, 2022

True short stories that find comedy and heart in the universal experiences that bind us. Gingered is at once laugh-until-you-cry hilarious, achingly human, packed with nostalgia, and full of life.

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The Frog’s Bottle: A Zany Recollection Of Relapse & Rehab

by Charlie Gray

Release Date: December 13, 2022

Once again, Charlie Gray has lost control, spending his days drunk on vodka and facing staggering legal troubles. In The Frog’s Bottle, the second in his trilogy of quit lit memoirs, Charlie finds himself trapped by his old nemesis, relapse. With his fourth arrest for a DUI, the possibility of prison looming, and the terror of knocking at death’s door stirring in the back of his mind, Charlie admits himself to his fifth rehab in two years. From felons to suburban grandmothers, Charlie spends 33 days among “his people,” all the while learning, growing, falling in love, and unearthing disturbing truths he had avoided for nearly a decade.

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Hotel Splendide

by Ludwig Bemelmans

Release Date: November 15, 2022

In hilarious detail, Bemelmans sketches the hierarchy of hotel life and its strange and fascinating inhabitants: from the ruthlessly authoritarian maître d’hôtel Monsieur Victor to the kindly waiter Mespoulets to Frizl the homesick busboy. Illustrated with his own charming line drawings, Bemelmans’ tales of a bygone era of extravagance are as charming as they are riotously entertaining.

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Doglapan: The Hard Truth about Life and Start-Ups

by Ashneer Grover

Release Date: December 10, 2022

As a judge on the popular TV show Shark Tank India, Ashneer becomes a household name even as his life turns upside down. Controversy, media spotlight, garrulous social media chatter descend, making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. This is the unfettered story of Ashneer Grover-the favourite and misunderstood poster boy of Start-up India. Raw, gut-wrenching in its honesty and completely from the heart, this is storytelling at its finest.

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Young Bloomsbury: The Generation That Redefined Love, Freedom, and Self-Expression in 1920s England

by Nino Strachey

Release Date: December 6, 2022

An “illuminating” (Daily Mail, London) exploration of the second generation of the iconic Bloomsbury Group who inspired their elders to new heights of creativity and passion while also pushing the boundaries of sexual freedom and gender norms in 1920s England.

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SAVED: One Trauma Surgeon’s True Accounts of the Miracles in His Life

by Craig Thayer

Release Date: December 5, 2022

Craig Thayer’s destiny was mapped before he was even born. Saved is the story of a man who learned to see the sum of his parts and follow them like stepping stones throughout a miraculous life. Being put up for adoption at birth and finding his family at nine months was just the start of his unorthodox journey.

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