There are a lot of non-fiction bestsellers and highly rated books on sale today (8/23/2020) only. Nothing over $4.99, although the books I’ve highlighted are under $2.99. Link to all titles at the bottom of the post.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) $1.99 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.
Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline, $2.99 This book just came out in April of this year and has a 4.31 rating out of 5 on Goodreads. Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust shares the “important and inspiring” (Miranda Lambert) never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
My Life on the Road, $1.99 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly
Eisenhower in War and Peace, $1.99 I’m looking forward to this book because most biographies of Eisenhower concentrate on his military career and spend very little time talking about his White House years.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Magisterial.”—The New York Times
Smith’s chronicle of Eisenhower’s presidential years is as compelling as it is comprehensive. Derided by his detractors as a somnambulant caretaker, Eisenhower emerges in Smith’s perceptive retelling as both a canny politician and a skillful, decisive leader. He managed not only to keep the peace, but also to enhance America’s prestige in the Middle East and throughout the world.
Unmatched in insight, Eisenhower in War and Peace at last gives us an Eisenhower for our time—and for the ages.
Hope Comerford has selected the best Instant Pot meals from home cooks across the country and can’t wait to share them with you. She’ll also give you tips on how to set up and use your Instant Pot, how to know when your food is perfectly done, and more. In the Fix-It and Forget-It Instant Pot Cookbook, you’ll find fun and family-friendly recipes such as:
- Fruit Breakfast Cobbler
- Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Soup
- Pulled Pork
- Slow Cooked Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
- Kid-Friendly Mac & Cheese with Kale
- Cookies & Cream Cheesecake (Gluten-Free)
- Apple Sauce and Cider
- And many more!
Fix-It and Forget-It Pink Cookbook: More Than 700 Great Slow-Cooker Recipes! FREE I have the original of this book and use it a lot. I must use my slow cooker at least once a week when the weather gets colder.
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) , $2.99. I own more than 100 Newbery winners or honor books, so this will be a nice addition to the collection.
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.
n The Watergate Girl, Jill Wine-Banks opens a window on this troubled time in American history. It is impossible to read about the crimes of Richard Nixon and the people around him without drawing parallels to today’s headlines. The book is also the story of a young woman who sought to make her professional mark while trapped in a failing marriage, buffeted by sexist preconceptions, and harboring secrets of her own. Her house was burgled, her phones were tapped, and even her office garbage was rifled through.
At once a cautionary tale and an inspiration for those who believe in the power of justice and the rule of law, The Watergate Girl is a revelation about our country, our politics, and who we are as a society.
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, $1.99. When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money?
That’s not all. There’s almost one hundred non-fiction books on sale for your kindle today. To see the complete list, click here.
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