Four Fabulous Non-Fiction Titles to Try

Steve JobsSteve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Celebrate the Macintosh computer’s 30th Anniversary by reading the story of how it all began. Isaacson paints a portrait of a complicated man whose genius propelled both industry and artistry to new–and previously unimaginable—levels.



Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Charlie LeDuff turns his investigative powers to his hometown, studying and evaluating the causes of its decline and its attempts at regeneration. Fascinating!



The Gardner Heist

The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser

One museum, two thieves and the Boston underworld–the story behind the lost Gardner masterpieces worth $500 million and the art detective who swore to get them back. Also participate in the East Grand Rapids branch’s live Skype chat with the author on March 20. (Registration required).



My Korean Deli

My Korean Deli: How I Risked My Career and Mortgaged My Future for a Convenience Store by Ben Howe

This sweet and funny tale of a preppy editor buying a Brooklyn deli with his Korean in-laws is about family, culture clash and the quest for authentic experiences. This title is also available as an eAudiobook with wonderful narration by Bronson Pinchot.



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Vanessa is an Adult Services Librarian at the East Grand Rapids branch. She loves discovering new authors and passing along reading recommendations to anyone who will listen.

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