Non-Fiction Highlights: Memoirs Illuminating the Overlooked
There’s nothing like the experience of reading a fascinating non-fiction book: having your curiosity teased, assumptions challenged, knowledge nourished. The only thing better is reading a few of them. Entirely new things are created in the bright and lively disco-temple of your head; knowledge and ideas meet and discreetly procreate, and something vital and original comes into being.
Mr B’s Non-Fiction Highlights are curated lists of books designed to speak to one another. They are at once a collection of individual voices-each title comes as a recommended read for its subject-and a great choir: in combination, you get a fuller, more grounded and satisfyingly interconnected reading experience.
The world’s full of experiences apart from ours; we could all benefit from hearing how others encounter the world. Through the primacy of lived experience, memoirs exercise our empathy and enable us to imagine a mile in somebody else’s shoes. This list focuses on groups and communities less frequently encountered and sometimes overlooked.
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