Fascinating New Non-Fiction Books

Best of 2021

Hark presents nine of its favorite non-fiction books from 2021.

Hark presents nine of its favorite non-fiction books from 2021.

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Curated byMatthew Horovitz, Hark Contributor
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'Crying in H Mart' by Michelle Zauner

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Author Michelle Zauner, also known for her rock band Japanese Breakfast, reads an excerpt from her memoir 'Crying in H Mart.'
'Crying in H Mart' by Michelle Zauner

Dear Young Rocker

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'Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography' by Laurie Woolever

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Anthony Bourdain‘s longtime assistant discusses how her boss was funny, kind, clever and prickly.
'Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography' by Laurie Woolever

Special Sauce with Ed Levine

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'Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler & 1950s New York' by Alex Nemerov

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Alexander Nemerov discusses his decision to focus on Helen Frankenthaler’s 20s, when she was just starting to paint.
'Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler & 1950s New York' by Alex Nemerov

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

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'The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless Hungry Feeling' by Clinton Heylin

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Bob Dylan’s longtime biographer Clinton Heylin tells how the newly unearthed Dylan Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma made him reinvestigate everything he knew about Dylan.
'The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless Hungry Feeling' by Clinton Heylin

The Paul Leslie Hour

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'On Juneteenth' by Annette Gordon-Reed

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her book 'On Juneteenth,' about the end of slavery in Texas.
'On Juneteenth' by Annette Gordon-Reed

Fresh Air

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'On Animals' by Susan Orlean

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The brilliant New Yorker essayist Susan Orlean discusses her new book On Animals, all about her love of animals.
'On Animals' by Susan Orlean

Books on Pod with Trey Elling

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'The Cause: The American Revolution & Its Discontents' by Joseph J. Ellis

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Eminent American historian Joseph J. Ellis discusses his new book about the roots of the American Revolution, The Cause.
'The Cause: The American Revolution & Its Discontents' by Joseph J. Ellis

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York

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'Three Martini Afternoons at the Ritz' by Gail Crowther

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Author Gail Crowther explains the intricate parallels and friendship between poets Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.
'Three Martini Afternoons at the Ritz' by Gail Crowther

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

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'The Hard Crowd' by Rachel Kushner

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Two-time National Book Award finalist Rachael Kushner discusses her brilliant new collection of essays “The Hard Crowd” and what she’s been reading lately.
'The Hard Crowd' by Rachel Kushner

Apology

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Curated byMatthew Horovitz
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