Need a weekend read? Meet the fascinating, new non-fiction books we’re loving right now

From a deep dive into the idea of time and the social constructions around it to a memoir from one of our most successful film-industry exports, we have line-up a selection of relatively new non-fiction that is fascinating, informative and moving.

Stash: My Life In Hiding

by Laura Cathcart Robbins

In this confessional, the author and host of the beloved podcast, The Only One in the Room, shares her story of finding sobriety and self-love, and the detours that she needed to take to find herself there. With a certain kind of candid openness, where Cathcart Robbins acknowledges her privilege, she shares that this does not always protect you from pain. Weighty, and occasionally witty, it’s the kind of raw honesty that we all need to read from time to time.

Who Gets Believed?

by Dina Nayeri

It is the age-old question: in times of disagreement and conflict, who gets believed? Dina Nayeri’s literary exploration considers the many factors that play into this outcome; race, class, and refugee status, all of which speak to the author’s experience. Dubbed essential reading, it asks why honest asylum seekers are so often dismissed as liars, and posits the unsettling questions that are so ingrained in the human experience. 

A courageous and brilliant read.

Saving Time 

by Jenny Odell

The cult of Jenny Odell has emerged as a beacon of resistance against the relentless pursuit of efficiency and technology-dependence that have come to define our lives. Now, with the release of her latest work, Saving Time, Odell delves even deeper into the cultural construction of time itself. For those who find the phrase “time is money” to be stifling and limiting, Odell’s new book promises to be a liberating and thought-provoking exploration. 

A Small Town In Ukraine

by Bernard Wasserstein

Until recently, Krakowiec was a small town that most had never heard of, but as the situation in Ukraine only continues to intensify, these small rural villages are being thrust into the international spotlight. In this exploration of the writer’s ancestral hometown that began decades ago, Wasserstein traces the arc of history across centuries of religious and political conflict, as he watches his people once again flee their home.

Love, Pamela

by Pamela Anderson

Relegated to spending her life as the most well-versed sex symbol of her time, Love, Pamela is the Baywatch star’s first written account of her life so far — where she finally lays claim to her narrative for the first time. With a unique marriage of story and poetry, it is honest and raw, and makes for stereotype-breaking reading.

Did I Ever Tell You This 

by Sam Neill

Considered one of our most extraordinary film talents, Sam Neill penned his first memoir in a few short months last year in a flurry of creativity. With signature wit, Neill shares his stories from a life growing up in Christchurch to working with some of the biggest names in the industry. A life that, despite the odds, delivered huge, international success. 

Paris: The Memoir 

by Paris Hilton

While many of us are no strangers to the story and stardom of Paris Hilton and the unimaginable influence she had on 2000s pop culture, this is the first time both fans and critics alike can indulge in an intimate recount from the star’s own perspective. Acknowledging her privilege, the socialite shares her story of enduring the era that broke so many others like her.

The Tastemaker 

by Tony King

You might be unfamiliar with Tony King — but you’ll undoubtedly know the names he has worked alongside. Confidante and creative muse to Elton John, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, here he divulges tales from a life spent on the sidelines of rock and roll.

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