Punchy non-fiction with an educational bent?
March 10, 2010 11:22 AM Subscribe
If I enjoy the engaging (and frequently humorous) nonfiction and memoir of Stephen Fry, Mary Roach, and Bill Bryson, who else should I be reading?
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I'm looking for nonfiction, essays, or memoir that are conversational, humorous, sharp, and educational--without verging too far into the sometimes-sketchy Malcolm Gladwell-esque side of pop psychology or sociology.
Other authors whose nonfiction I've enjoyed: David Foster Wallace (!), Oliver Sacks, and, to a lesser extent, Malcolm Gladwell and Bruno Maddox of Discover
(I have seen these older questions
, but it's been a while.)