New eAudiobook Non-Fiction in September

This month’s non-fiction additions to the Overdrive eAudiobook collection tackle the big issues of the day: technology advancement, the changing nature of employment and (last but not least) American presidential politics. And if you need a breather after all that, there’s In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik. To get started on Overdrive, just visit our website – or pop down and see us at your local library.

Overdrive cover The Healthy Programmer, by Joe Kutner (Audiobook)
“To keep doing what you love, you need to maintain your own systems, not just the ones you write code for. Regular exercise and proper nutrition help you learn, remember, concentrate and be creative—skills critical to doing your job well. Learn how to change your work habits, master exercises that make working at a computer more comfortable and develop a plan to keep fit, healthy and sharp for years to come.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Scream, by Tama Janowitz (Audiobook)
“In this darkly funny memoir, the original “Lit Girl” and author of the era-defining Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction. Filled with a very real, personal cast of characters, Scream is an intimate, scorching memoir rife with the humour, insight and experience of a writer with a skill for cutting straight to the strangest parts of life.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Hackers, by Steven Levy (Audiobook)
“Steven Levy’s classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution’s original hackers—those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early ’80s who took risks, bent the rules and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman and Steve Wozniak.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Bread, Wine, Chocolate, by Simran Sethi (Audiobook)
“Simran Sethi explores the history of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers and coffee roasters to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions and culture.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Assholes, by Aaron James (Audiobook)
“Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency. From the author of Assholes: A Theory.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Movie Freak, by Owen Gleiberman (Audiobook)
“From a personal obsession with film, to an unorthodox mentorship with the legendary Pauline Kael, to establishing himself with Entertainment Weekly, Movie Freak is the memoir by veteran film critic Owen Gleiberman that will speak to anyone whose life has been changed by a great film. Gleiberman not only reveals the details of how he became a critic, but attempts to show why we find cinema so defining as a society.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Why We Work, by Barry Schwartz (Audiobook)
“An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace. Schwartz takes us through hospitals and hair salons, auto plants and boardrooms, showing workers in all walks of life, showcasing the trends and patterns that lead to happiness in the workplace.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover A Full Life, by Jimmy Carter (Audiobook)
“Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humour and a few second thoughts. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world. This is a wise and moving look back from this remarkable man.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover In Pursuit of Silence, by George Prochnik (Audiobook)
“More than money, power and even happiness, silence has become the most precious—and dwindling—commodity of our modern world. George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet. A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them.” (Adapted from the Overdrive description)