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Hot New Non-Fiction of 2008


The books in this list were among the most frequently checked-out new non-fiction titles that were added to the Lincoln City Libraries’ collection in the 2008 calendar year. Most of these books are new titles, with either a 2008 or 2007 copyright date. This list is in Dewey Decimal Call # order.

At the time this list was compiled, all books in this list were owned by Lincoln City Libraries, and therefore are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability.

We’re curious — if you don’t see your own personal favorite from 2008 on this list, then what was your favorite new Non-Fiction read of that year? You can reply at the BookGuide Blog (click this link).

Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side
James VanPraagh [133.1 Van]

What Now?
Ann Patchett [155.24 Pat]

Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone
Beth Lisick [158.1 Lis]

Sister Wendy on Prayer
Wendy Beckett [248.32 Bec]

Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
Elissa Wall [289.3 Wal]

Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America Too!)
Carol Platt Liebau [305.23 Lie]

A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America
James Webb [320.513 Web]

Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World
Peter Chapman [338.76 UniYc]

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
Don VanRyn [363.1 Van]

Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob
Bob Delaney [364.106 Del]

While They Slept: An Inquiry
Kathryn Harrison [364.152 Har]

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Mary Roach [612.6 Roa]

In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan [613 Pol]

The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps
Brenda Watson [613.2 Wat]

The 5 Factor Diet
Harley Pasternak [613.25 Pas]

O, the Oprah Magazine Cookbook
O: The Oprah Magazine [641.5 O]

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!)
Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin [641.563 Fre]

Dr. Gott’s No Flour No Sugar Cookbook
Peter H. Gott [641.563 Got]

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
David Hajdu [741.5 Haj]

Slash [781.66 Sla]

Legends of Literature: The Best Articles, Interviews, and Essays From the Archives of Writer’s Digest Magazine
Phillip Sexton [808.02 Sex]

How to Really Stink at Golf
Jeff Foxworthy [817 Fox]

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler [817 Han]

Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson [915.491 Mor]

Iwo Jima: World War II Veterans Remember the Greatest Battle of the Pacific
Larry Earl Smith [940.542 Smi]

Escape From the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew
Alex Kershaw [940.545 Ker]

War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq
Richard Engel [956.704 Eng]

Kabul Beauty School
Deborah Rodriguez [958.1 Rod]

The Mormon Trail Revisited
Gregory M. Franzwa [978 Fra]

Law and Order in Buffalo Bill’s Country: Legal Culture and Community on the Great Plains, 1867-1910
Mark R. Ellis [978.282 Ell]

The Black Hills and the Indians: A Haven of Our Hopes
Martin Luschei [978.39 Lus]

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
Valerie Bertinelli [Biography Bertinelli]

A Wolf at the Table
Augusten Burroughs [Biography Burroughs]

The Place to Be : Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
Roger Mudd [Biography Mudd]

Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
Joe Nick Patoski [Biography Nelson]

Schuyler’s Monster : A Father’s Journey With His Wordless Daughter
Robert Rummel-Hudson [Biography Rummel-Hudson]

sTORI Telling
Tori Spelling [Biography Spelling]

Send Yourself Roses
Kathleen Turner [Biography Turner]

Compiled March 2009 sdc