Category: Nonfiction Reviews

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Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter

Stuxnet – the world’s first digital weapon has gotten a magisterial treatment courtesy of Kim Zetter’s newest book, Countdown to Zero Day. If you’ve already forgotten about the Stuxnet worm, it was developed as a weapon against...

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Dataclysm by Christian Rudder

If you’ve been searching for a popular social science book that actually uses hard data, look no further: Dataclysm by Christian Rudder will meet your needs and more. Graphs are printed both in glorious black and...

{FC} Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr 2

{FC} Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr

Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970 tells the story of the evolution of American cuisine and its ringleaders: M.F.K. Fisher, the Childs (Julia & Paul), James Beard, and Richard Olney. If food and the champions of...

We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson 0

We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

It seems like just a little while ago that Anonymous and LulzSec were the darlings of the media. It was a pretty good bet that you’d find something in the news weekly about something...

Five Days At Memorial by Sherri Fink 0

Five Days At Memorial by Sherri Fink

Five Days at Memorial by Sherri Fink was just published on September 10, 2013. Thanks to the publisher (Crown) – I was able to read an advance digital copy of this book. I can confirm...

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Steketee and Frost 0

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Steketee and Frost

Normally, I don’t read psychological-based nonfiction, but I couldn’t pass up reading this book. I found some of the stories included within the pages to be rather sad, almost exactly like the television show...

Film School by Steve Boman 1

Film School by Steve Boman

Film school has an intangible aura, especially when somebody claims that they’re going to attend film school. “How wonderful!” is usually the reply. But does either side really know what film school’s going to...