About a year ago I waxed eloquent in Pulitzer-winning fashion about my favorite fiction books. Since then I have been swamped with an e-mail asking about my favorite non-fiction books, to which I have been hesitant to respond because non-fiction books are hard—especially when being thrown at you for taping the end of the Alabama-Auburn game over one’s wedding video.
In my defense, I have already watched the end of that game way more often than any wedding video.
And in retrospect, my defense is perhaps not as strong as I had anticipated.
The problem with ranking non-fiction books is that when you combine the sheer number of categories with varying personal tastes you almost have a possibility for every time Lorde is played on the radio. Continue reading