The best nonfiction of April

Chris Schluep on April 22, 2020

The Best Nonfiction of April

Here are four nonfiction books you might find interesting. One will help you organize. One will take you deep into a favorite pastime. One might improve the way you think (and allow you to accomplish the unimaginable). One looks at how we can connect in a sometimes lonely world. You can see our full list of the best nonfiction of the month here.

Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

For many people, the home has also become the place of work. For others, being home means there is time to think about what it will be like to return to work one day—and how that might look different. Marie Kondo has worked miracles for millions, helping them to clean up their closets and discard the things that don't give us joy. Here, she and Scott Sonenshein tackle the work environment.

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

Here is a love letter to water, an (ahem) immersive dip into the reasons we are drawn to it. Author Tsui shares stories of swimmers all over the world, from Olympic swimmers, to polar bear clubs, to shipwreck survivors, to community swim clubs. The freedom of the water awaits you, even if you are sitting on your couch for the foreseeable future.

Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life by Ozan Varol

You may not be a rocket scientist, but you can think like one. Rocket science is all about imagining the unimaginable and then achieving the seemingly impossible. Ozan Varol (not a rocket scientist either, at least not any longer) walks us through the steps it takes to think, plan, and achieve like one.

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H. Murthy

It is an interesting time for this book to be published. In this book, Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, makes the argument that loneliness is a public health concern. He traveled the country to talk to people and dig into what causes us to experience loneliness. Most importantly, he looks at how we can dig ourselves out and reconnect.

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