The following works of nonfiction are available at the Monroeville Branch of the Allen County Public Library.
“Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church”by Megan Phelps-Roper
The activist granddaughter of the founder of Topeka, Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church describes her work as their Twitter spokeswoman and how her dialogues with critics challenged her to question and eventually denounce the church's extreme views on homosexuality.
“Letters froman Astrophysicist”by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The world-famous astrophysicist invites readers to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers.
“The Body: A Guidefor Occupants”by Bill Bryson
The award-winning author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” presents an engaging head-to-toe tour of the human body that shares anecdotal insights into its functions, ability to heal and vulnerability to disease.
“Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America” by Kate Pickert
A professor, journalist, and breast cancer survivor identifies the differences between popular conceptions and patient realities, sharing insight into breast cancer's high occurrence rates and role in shaping America's medical culture.
“Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You” by Clive D.L. Wynne
A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait – the capacity to love – is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how we can better reciprocate their affection.