Memoir enthusiasts and true crime fans have reason to be excited for this week's non-fiction book releases as we welcome a slew of new non-fiction releases.
Laura Dern and her mom, actress Diane Ladd, headline a list of non-fiction books hitting shelves on April 25. So let's dive into this week's new non-fiction books!
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'Honey, Baby, Mine' by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
If you're a fan of Hollywood royalty, then you won't want to miss "Honey, Baby, Mine." Mother-daughter duo Laura Dern and Diane Ladd, two renowned actresses with a combined 100 years of experience in the film industry, co-wrote this memoir.
The book explores their relationship on and off the screen and the challenges they faced throughout their careers.
'Top Billin': Stories of Laughter, Lessons, and Triumph' by Bill Bellamy
Comedian Bill Bellamy is known for his infectious humor, and his new book "Top Billin'" promises to bring just that. In this collection of personal essays, Bellamy shares his insights on everything from fatherhood to fame, offering hilarious anecdotes.
Bellamy's unique perspective on life will surely bring a smile to readers' faces.
'Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming' by Ava Chin
In this poignant memoir, Ava Chin explores the history of her family and their experiences as Chinese immigrants in America. The book centers around Mott Street, a bustling cultural hub in New York City's Chinatown. Chin delves into the discrimination her family faced and the struggles they endured to make a life for themselves in a new country.
"Mott Street" is a moving tribute to the immigrant experience.
'Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina' by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper
"Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina" by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper explores the story of Henry Glover. Glover, a Black man, was shot and killed by a New Orleans police officer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"Fire on the Levee" delves into the racial tensions and injustices that plagued New Orleans in Katrina's aftermath and the efforts of Glover's family and community to seek justice for his death. Through extensive research and interviews, Fishman and Hooper shed light on this tragic event, its impact on New Orleans, and the broader national conversation about race and policing.
'Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against the Many' by Mona Gable
"Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against the Many" focuses on a murdered Native American woman named Savanna and the broader issue of violence against Native American women in the United States. Author Mona Gable investigates the circumstances surrounding Savanna's death and law enforcement's and the Native American community's response to the crime.
Through extensive research and interviews, Gable highlights the more significant societal issues that contribute to the disproportionate rates of violence against Native American women and the lack of justice for these crimes. "Searching for Savanna" highlights an essential and often overlooked issue in American society.
New Non-Fiction Books Hitting Shelves on April 25
These non-fiction books hitting bookshelves on April 25 offer something for everyone, from Hollywood enthusiasts to comedy fans to those interested in exploring the immigrant experience:
- "Honey, Baby, Mine" by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
- "Top Billin': Stories of Laughter, Lessons, and Triumph" by Bill Bellamy
- "Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming" by Ava Chin
- "Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina" by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper
- "Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against the Many" by Mona Gable
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