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Old 05-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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Can one read too much?
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I read quite a bit of nonfiction, so will add some rec's here as I think of them. I liked Game Change, but couldn't get into either Moonwalking or 6 Glasses.

If you like memoirs of offbeat professions, I can recommend Down Among the Dead Men by Michelle Williams - her first year (or so) as a post mortem worker in a morgue.

There's also Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy - six escapees stories of the North Korea they're doing their best to hide.

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier would be good for travel, history and/or Russ-o-philes.

The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold is a well written account of the clash between zealots within Islam and Christianity along that latitude.

Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller, religion editor of Newsweek magazine is well worth a read.

I'm going to throw in a mention of A Skeptic's Guide to (American) Writers' Houses by Anne Trubek, wherein she visits several examining the question of whether pilgrimages there really "soak up atmosphere" or whether it's more of a fan fetish thing?

That should be enough for now
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