Best non-fiction books 2017 – the list so far
Some of us are recent converts to non-fiction, and we feel rather zealous about it. Contrary to what we thought, non-fiction shouldn't remind you of school. You shouldn't struggle through it or only have it on your shelf for showing off.
No, it should be un-putdownable, life changing. You should want to press these pages into your friend's hands, into stranger's hands, rearrange your local bookshops' shelves and start Twitter-stalking the authors.
All this madness awaits: first you have to read our pick of the best non-fiction of 2017.
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Want to learn to be spontaneous? Sit down and methodically read this book. Popular psychologist Roman Krznaric examines five meaningful ways in which people have seized the day, from hedonism to politics, and what we can learn from each.
He argues that television means we live vicariously through the stories of others rather than satisfying our curiosity, that consumerism means we are far more likely to make an impulse purchase than go on an impulsive adventure.
Examining everyone from Occupy Wall Street to Maya Angelou and... erm, real tennis, Krznaric compels us to actually act on YOLO.