Early March 2019 New Non-fiction


Gutter Auteur: The Films of Andy Milligan
by Craig, Robert

Working virtually alone, on infinitesimal budgets, Milligan crafted some unique melodramas of the 1960s and 1970s. Using costumes sewn by the filmmaker, Milligan’s gritty, bizarre films come across as the random cinéma vérité of a lunatic with a home movie camera. Evident throughout are deconstruction of the heterosexual paradigm, and the family as breeder of dysfunction. From incest to murder to sadomasochistic monks, the films of Andy Milligan are fun for the whole family! (Just kidding; seriously, don’t let any kids – or, for that matter, anyone! – near Milligan’s movies. His vision was as warped as his movies were cheap and badly acted. But, if you do decide to watch one, be warned: Like a train wreck or a car accident, you will NOT be able to look away! Now, swirl camera, babe!)


Shameless: A Sexual Reformation
by Bolz-Weber, Nadia

Nothing gives church folk anxiety quite like the subject of sex. And that’s why in Shameless, Pastor Nadia sets out to reclaim the conversation for a new generation. In the spirit of Martin Luther, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation of the way believers understand and express their sexuality. To make her case, Bolz-Weber draws on experiences from her own life as well as her parishoners’, then puts them side by side with biblical narrative and theology to explore what the church has taught and about sex, and the harm that has often come as a result. Along the way, Bolz-Weber reexamines patriarchy, gender, and sexual orientation with candor but also with hope–because, as she writes, “I believe that the Gospel can heal the pain that even the church has caused.


In the Shadows of a Presidency
by Estulin, Daniel

On November 8, 2016, the seemingly impossible became real: Donald Trump—billionaire tycoon with fundamentally xenophobic, savage, and populist speech—won the presidency and began endangering values like democracy and world peace. Author Daniel Estulin argues that nothing about this situation was accidental and that behind this terrifying event many interests are hidden. From his privileged status as a Russian ex-spy, Daniel Estulin dives into the long process that has led Donald Trump to the presidency. In The Shadows of a Presidency offers a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the actors, governments, companies, and institutions involved in his election and the payout it will yield for insiders.


On the Art of Writing Copy
by Lewis, Herschell Gordon

This book has been the bible for aspiring copywriters for twenty years. This new edition carries that tradition forward. The written word has always been powerful … and today it is more powerful than ever in new forms that weren’t imagined just fifteen years ago. For anyone interested in the power of the written word, this is your book. It shows how to harness that power in all its various forms, from traditional print to the newer electronic and social media. It provides and discusses the key concepts driving powerful advertising and sell copy and shows how to apply those concepts in the everyday world of advertising, marketing, and sales.


The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming
by Wallace-Wells, David

In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await–food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. Like The Population Bomb, An Inconvenient Truth, and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.


In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy
by Martel, Frédéric

“[An] earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption … What Martel does, quite masterfully, is to connect the dots that reveal an ecclesial system in profound decay … In the Closet of the Vatican examines in impressive detail the double lives led by many of the church’s prelates … Without question, [the book] is a truly remarkable publishing event.” – National Catholic Reporter


Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables: What to Cook and How To Get the Best Results
by America’s Test Kitchen

Are air fryers worth the investment of money and counter space? Yes, if you’re looking to use less fat in your cooking, you crave minimal fuss and mess, you want fast meals and sides that satisfy adults and kids alike, and you appreciate consistently great results. Air Fryer Perfection contains surprising, foolproof recipes plus everything we learned about air fryers—from how to make the crispiest, crunchiest, tastiest food to how to keep your air fryer clean.


The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies
by Jones, Alan

From the moment motion pictures were invented, fearless entrepreneurs, poverty row profiteers and money-grabbing grifters gave cinemagoers what they truly craved…. the sex, horror and cheap thrills that were too hot for Hollywood to handle. And so the exploitation industry was born. Nothing was taboo and selling sin, shock and sensation became an art form. Enter, if you dare, into the sordid, sleazy underworld of Z-studio slime and punishment, where orgies of the dead, cesspools of vice and shameless desires featured tantalizing titles, lurid artwork, daring advertising campaigns and overblown hype.


Let That Sh*t Go: Find Peace of Mind and Happiness in Your Everyday
by Purewal, Nina

In Let That Sh*t Go, Kate Petriw and Nina Purewal share the wisdom they’ve gained though decades of practising and teaching others to find peace of mind no matter how busy they are. Learn to put your life in perspective, take each day one step at a time and steal moments of calm amid the chaos. And remember: it’s not worth holding onto that sh*t.


Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
by Hollis, Rachel

Rachel Hollis is sounding a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people; whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee … instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.