Here are a few of our favorite Nonfiction titles this month. See more of the Best Books of the Month.
Have you heard the one about the wasp that turns cockroaches into living food trucks for its larvae? How about the schizophrenia-inducing parasite that lives in your cat’s litter box, literally altering human brain chemistry to its own inscrutable ends? If not, you have a choice to make: to immediately read or assiduously avoid Kathleen McAuliffe’s This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society. McAuliffe, author of The Atlantic article "How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy," surveys a horrorshow universe of microscopic maladies and the strangely specific ways they use us, including the shapes of our civilizations and beliefs. Highly original, thought-provoking and compellingly cringe-inducing; you should choose to read it.
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union by Steven Budiansky
But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman
See the more Best Books of the Month in Nonfiction.
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