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Interesting titles for a good start to 2022

By Sherry Mohan-Neves

Port Jervis Free Library

Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us, take a look at these new non-fiction titles just added to our collection: three interesting biographies, a few new diets to try, a hefty baseball retrospective, and more.


“My Dad’s Funnier Than Your Dad: Growing up with Tim Conway in the Funniest House in America ” by Kelly Conway. An intimate look into the life of Tim Conway by the eldest of his six children, Kelly.

“Far Side of the Moon: Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and the Woman Who Gave Him Wings” by Liisa Jorgensen. “The untold fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. Their real-life story is far from a fairy tale.”

“Rush on the Radio: a tribute from his sidekick for 30 years” by James Golden, aka Bo Snerdley. “Golden was there from the beginning to the final, tearful episodes. As call screener…producer…and friend of Rush’s, Golden shares the stories that grew an audience into tens of millions of devoted listeners.”

New Non-Fiction:

“The Baseball 100” by Joe Posnaski. A countdown of the 100 greatest baseball players. Not merely rankings, but vibrant profiles. Baseball lovers, take note: this sizeable book is a rich and fascinating read!

“Call Us What we Carry” by Amanda Gordon. “A luminous collection by the youngest presidential inaugural poet in American history: Amanda Gorman, a cum-laude graduate of Harvard University. Readable, deeply-felt reflections in poetry of these past two pandemic years. An amazing talent.

“These Precious Days: Essays” by Ann Patchett. “…wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart.”

“Eat Right for Your Inflammation Type” by Maggie Berghoff, FNP-C

“The 17 Day Kick-Start Diet” by Mike Moreno, MD

“I’ll Start Again Monday” by Lysa Terkeurst. “Break the cycle of unhealthy eating habits with lasting spiritual satisfaction.”

“The Jesus I Know” by Kathie Lee Gifford

“Murder at Teal’s Pond” by David Bushman and Mark T. Givens

“Find Your Unicorn: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-busy World” by Eve Rodsky

Racism Not Race: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” by Joseph L. Graves, Jr. and Alan H. Goodman

All quoted text is from the book cover notes and reviews.

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