Nonfiction Readings

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen tells the true story of Albert Hicks, a notorious underworld figure who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th Street. In Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the Rise of the Modern NFL, …

On Our Mind: Nonfiction

Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world. Susan Cahalan’s The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness investigates the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine.
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Readings From Nonfiction

In Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib traces the seminal rap group’s creative career. In his smart and funny memoir, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, Damon Young explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black and male in America.  …