What was your favorite nonfiction read this year?
This book has been life changing! Previously I used to try to follow a paleo diet but I hate meat, and I always feel sluggish with eating a lot of meat for some reason. I was looking for a healthy way to eat that I could live with and I came across this book in the library. This book has changed my life. It pulled me out of a dark depression, and I have lost weight. I still follow the Weight Watchers point system, but as to WHAT to eat I try and follow a gluten-free vegan diet. Don’t get me wrong just the other day I went and had some french fries and a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen, a saint I am not, but on the WHOLE, I try to incorporate what she advocates for.
What nonfiction have you recommended the most this year?
I Love Dannielle Laporte so hard. Personally, I feel she is brilliant, and her observations are right on point. I have all of her books and her planner, and I love them all. I read White Hot Truth while in the throes of a depressive episode. At the beginning I did not want to admit that I was depressed then I delayed in getting the proper help because I consider myself a spiritual self-help junkie and I was like well maybe I am just peeling back layers of stuff to get to a new improved Hillary underneath. Never Mind the fact I am diagnosed with bipolar I still wanted to do it all myself. It wasn’t until a friend dragged me into my shrink’s office that I admitted that I needed professional help. While I was recovering from that this book came out and I was like yes, yes, yes me too!! I tried to force everyone to read it, but not everyone is as woo-woo as I am.
What’s one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of?
Looking at my books that I have read for this year I would have to say books on topics that have real-life meaning. For example, I have meant to read Evicted all year, but somehow I never seem to get around to the non-woo woo self-help books.
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I am hoping to find new to me blogs and to get recommendations on serious nonfiction. I seem to have buried my head in the proverbial sand after trump won the election and shifted away from the political to the self-help genre. Nothing wrong with that I suppose, but still, I kinda feel guilty a there are so many people that are struggling, and they deserve to have their voice heard.