Good Reading : December 2017
TOP NON-FICTION BOOKS FROM 2017 GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING DECEMBER 2017 / JANUARY 2018 48 ROUND-UP 2 How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A memoir in essays by Mandy Len Catron After having her belief in love challenged by her parents’ divorce and the end of her own 10-year relationship,Vancouver-based writer Mandy Len Catron set out to discover what love really is and how we know if we are really in love, or if we are caught in an illusion. Letters of Love: Words from the heart penned by prominent Australians by Jimmy Barnes, Leigh Sales, Bob Brown and others This collection of love letters from prominent Australians offers a little hope, some smiles, a few tears and a whole lot of love. Contributors write beautiful letters to their younger or older selves, their unborn children, and about their passions, among other topics. One Halal of a Story by Sam Dastyari In this memoir, politician Sam Dastyari writes about his Iranian family background and recounts hilarious personal anecdotes that will make you laugh out loud. Life with the senator is never dull; he’s hardworking and emotional and has a strong sense of humour. It’s an entertaining and candid read. The Choice by Edith Eger Now 90 years old, Edith Eger survived the Holocaust under extraordinary circumstances. She went on to study psychology, which allowed her to develop a type of psychotherapy that enables people who use it to liberate themselves from a sense of victimhood. We’ve rounded up our favourite non-fiction books from 2017, which include titles from a Holocaust survivor who refuses to think like a victim, a young woman who investigates what love really is when stripped of self- deceiving illusions, a true story about a contemporary American hermit, and a funny and insightful collection of essays from Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson.