Favorites of 2011: Nonfiction

I’m doing something a little different with my nonfiction lists this year. 50 of the books I read in 2011 were nonfiction; about a third of them were memoirs and a third were specifically related to feminism. I decided to split my “best of” lists accordingly. These are my five favorite general nonfiction books listedContinue reading “Favorites of 2011: Nonfiction”


I love books and documentaries about the food industry, so I was dying to read Barry Estabrook’s investigation into the tomato industry, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit. Starting with an alarming anecdote of how he witnessed freshly-picked hard, green tomatoes fall off a truck and bounce off the road withContinue reading “Tomatoland”