Hey Guy! we have put together a small collection of some of our favourite non-fiction titles that we’ve read recently and some absolute classics. if you have any opinions on the books listed let us know.
I Can Make You Hate – Charlie Brooker
An hilarious assemblement of articles written by Brooker. Funny and scathing as ever a must read for anyone with a bit of bile in them. Love this then give Screenburn and Dawn of the Dumb a go.
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell – Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley got stoned on mescaline and then wrote down his experience. Enough said. The band the Doors named themselves after this book so it’s evidently quite influential.
Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
Memoirs of an 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen. Set in 1967 and chronicles her time spent in a psychiatric ward. Funny and self-aware writing of a very difficult time in a young woman’s life.
The Kitchen Readings – Michael Cleverly & Bob Braudis
Stories about Hunter S Thompsons shenanigans told by two of his closest friends. What isn’t to love? Don’t know about Hunter? Shame! Check out Fear in Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary.
Innocent When you Dream, edited by Mac Montandon
A collection of interviews with Tom Waits, one of my idols and favourite humans on the planet. A must have for any Waits fans out there.
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell’s analysis of what makes successful people successful. Motivating and accessible to all. Useful to boost your drive to exceed in life. Also, the anecdotes in Outliers you’ll find yourself dropping them in everyday conversation.
Hemingway’s Boat – Paul Hendrickson
A semi-biographic book about Hemingway and his boat. A simple enough concept but Hendrickson’s research and love for his subject matter is evident. Deeply involved and thought provoking book about one of the greatest American writers of all time.
Thanks for reading! F&B.