Since 2000, sales for adult nonfiction have increased 32 percent.
From 1993 to 2004, the number of biographies being published more than doubled (3,554 to 7,241).
"It has come to my attention that there is a burgeoning generation of Americans who are suddenly and deeply engrossed with the consumption of nonfiction. I like to refer to these people as the Suddenly and Deeply Engrossed with Nonfiction Generation." -Chuck Klosterman, in "The Rise of the Real,"
Source: Esquire, November 2004
Example: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Example: A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson.
Example: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
Example: Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
Example: The Double Helix by James Watson.
Example: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Example: Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.
Example: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
Nonfiction Readers' Advisory, edited by Robert Burgin. Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
Book Lust, by Nancy Pearl. Sasquatch Books, 2003.
The Real Story: A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests, by Sarah Statz Cords. Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
The ALA's "Incorporating Nonfiction into Readers' Advisory services" http://www.rusq.org/index.php/2006/10/03/incorporating-nonfiction-into-readers-advisory-services/3/
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