- Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation
They cover everything from menarche to menopause, including what menstruation is (which receives an outstandingly clear explanation) plus an enlightening discussion of the pad v. tampon debate, which at bottom was a sophisticated marketing strategy.
- Sleep: A Horror Story
When Sleep takes over, Matt never knows where he will awakenzipped into a body bag on the way to the morgue, staring at the torn, red-stained body of a rat, or standing next to a burning house (his own), a blaze set to cover the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
- Striper, a Story of Fish and Man
This memoir, covering five decades in pursuit of the noble sport, is utter delight for anglers.
- Meat: A Love Story
Throughout, she covers the broader subject of meat, including the history of American beef and its subcultures and controversies such as the impact of agribusiness and climate change on ranchers.
- True Stories: And Other Essays
This debut essay collection from novelist Spufford (Golden Hill) has many strengths, chief among them the diversity of topics covered.
- The Story of Queen Esther
Koralek (The Coat of Many Colors ) and Holderness (When the World Began ) play a little fast and loose with the details of the Book of Esther: the reason for Esther's recruitment as a royal bride is omitted (no Vashti, the queen who is banished for refusing to dance for the
- Liberace: The True Story
Thomas also reports on the unsuccessful attempt to cover up the true cause of the entertainer's illness that brought on his death in 1986 at age 67.
- Ak47: The Story of a Gun
Today it arms Palestinian resistance fighters and child soldiers in Sudan, as well as schoolyard shooters in the U.S. and Rambo at the movies -a lot to cover, but Hodges knows how to keep his thorough, eye-opening narrative moving, even as he hopscotches to nearly every conflict zon
- Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
Mehr includes rare candid interviews with the band’s singer-songwriter, Paul Westerberg, and bassist, Tommy Stinson, earning the “true story” subtitle.
- The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin
He covers the gamut from commonly seen eczema and psoriasis to "weird pathologies," such as scalp eating.
- Trappings: Stories of Women, Power, and Clothing
Many testimonies cover life journeys and important events, forming short but satisfying narratives (some of which are deepened by multiple interviews over time).
- Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories
Veteran editor Rusch assembles a wholly engaging and varied anthology of speculative tales covering the depth of the genre and spanning its history.
- Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
The result is a superb, harrowing retelling of this most dramatic of stories.
- Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories
The title story follows Kaijika, a ninja girl.
- Dead Ends: B.C. Crime Stories
Capturing the gist of each true crime story, Willcocks also reveals a "great deal about the rest of us, and the society we live in."