Nonfiction by women authors
April 30, 2012 8:13 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend me some great nonfiction books by women authors?
posted by xenization to media & arts (55 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I've finally begun reading more nonfiction, after decades of a strictly fiction diet. I'm noticing, though, that the books I'm reading are mostly by men. What women authors are writing some of the most engaging nonfiction?
Some examples of what I've read and enjoyed:
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Bill Bryson's travelogues and books on the English language
Any of Jack Zipes's folklore studies
Anything by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Textual Poachers by Henry Jenkins
Recommendations don't necessarily have to be on these topics or in the same style. Mary Roach's books seem like they'd be exactly what I'm looking for, but there must be others. What have you got, MetaFilter?