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December 6, 2017

Favorite Nonfiction of 2017

Largehearted Boy's Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2017


2017 was another great year for nonfiction, especially essay collections and memoirs.

These are the nonfiction books I have most recommended to family, friends, and everyone who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite").

Where applicable, I have reposted my original short review.


Abandon Me

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos's memoir-in-essays Abandon Me is one of my favorite nonfiction books of the year, a lyrical and moving examination of love and loss.


Animals Strike Curious Poses

Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello's new essay collection Animals Strike Curious Poses is a dazzling bestiary about animals famous in their time and humans' relationships with them.


The Art of Misdiagnosis

The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis's memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis is moving and eloquently told.


Caca Dolce

Caca Dolce by Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin's essay collection Caca Dolce is filled with reminiscences funny, shocking, and totally relatable.


Hunger

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay's memoir Hunger is one of the smartest and most moving books I have read in years.


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby's essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. is easily the funniest book I have read all year, and behind the humor are essential truths and wisdom.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2017" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite novels collections of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2017

Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2016
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2008

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comic Preview (weekly comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
LIbrairie Drawn and Quarterly Books of the week (weekly book recommendations)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews


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