#1) ‘Promise Me, Dad’ by Joe Biden (Nov. 14; Flatiron Books)
Former Vice President Joe Biden opens up about losing his son Beau in Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. His memoir chronicles Beau’s battle with cancer and how Biden balanced his family duties with his work ones. As a bonus, we get a look at his meme- worthy bromance with former President Barack Obama.
#2) ‘The Last Girl’ by Nadia Murad (Nov. 7; Tim Duggan Books)
Before Nadia Murad was a human rights activist and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she lived through horror most would shudder to imagine. When she was 21, ISIS militants attacked the rural Iraqi village where she lived, killing six of her brothers and her mother, then making slaves of her and her sister. In The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State, Murad revisits her heartbreaking past and calls on the world to take action.
#3) ‘Think Before You Like’ by Guy P. Harrison (Nov. 14; Prometheus Books)
Guy P. Harrison tackles a subject that affects virtually all of us in Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed. There is no denying that he delivers some worrisome information, but the good news is that he doesn’t try to warn us off of social media; instead, Harrison shows how we can use it more wisely to minimize the drawbacks and threats.