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6 Best Non-Fictions You Have Got to Read Once in Your Lifetime

It has been said that by reading literary fiction you become a more empathetic human being, but the rich style and depth of some of the greatest, notable nonfiction titles proves that this fact hold true for all types of book genres.

Here are 10 of the best, must-read non-fiction books that will demand your time and attention, captivate you, provoke your deepest thoughts and leave you the better for reading them.

  1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

    A beautiful book about taking the road to self-discovery by doings thing you never imagined you'd do and having the courage to do them. Find yourself in innovative ways and travel to new places; indulge in different cuisines and connect with your spiritual side. Elizabeth Giobers did all this and more to save herself and the rest of her life.

  2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    This autobiography narrates the life of Maya Angelou, who was sent by her mother to live with her orthodox self-relying grandmother in a small town in southern America. Along with her brother Bailey, Maya learns to endure the aches and pains of abandonment by her own mother, the prejudices of the local crowd and much more. At the young age of eight years, she us brutally attached by a man decades older than her and she lives with the unpleasant consequences for a lifetime.
    Read this powerfully moving book and learn to be free forever.

  3. The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

    A simple self-help book that aims to uncomplicate your life by focusing on your habits which are keeping you from moving forward in life and progressing on all levels. The principles in the book may not be easy to digest by everyone but more importantly, they work! Just have an open mind and a dedication for a simplified clutter-free life.

  4. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

    Fast food has revolutionised America. From a rapidly malling landscape, to an ever-increasing chasm between the affluent and the poverty-stricken, the obscenely increasing epidemic of obesity and the imperialism of the American culture across the globe, fast food has caused all this and more.
    Read Eric Schloser's eye-opening, dry-humour-laden book about the US food culture, with scattered myths and unsettling truths.

  5. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

    Entertainment Weekly reviewed this memoir by the super bestselling creativity master by saying - 'Long live the King!'. An apt remark for this marvellous book which is filled with gems of wisdom for aspiring authors, as well as rich memories of the storytelling master's childhood, as well as his bear-fatal accident in 1999. It is great story that is entertaining and interesting till the very last page.

  6. Hiroshima by John Hersey

    A journalistic masterpiece by author John Hersey, this gripping book will stir your conscience and make you re-think everything you know about humanity. Detailing the events of the 6th of August, 1945, when the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, destroying it beyond recognition. Read the memories of survivors and feel compassionate over what they suffered through.

"The Rocketbelt Caper"
by Paul Brown

ufwcThe Rocketbelt Caper:
A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder
Tonto Press, 2007
A bizarre true crime story revolving around an amazing James Bond-style rocketbelt. 'A delight to read... Recommended.' More here.

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