Love the idea of the 50s and 60s? Into Mad Men, by chance? Then The Astronaut Wives Club, by Lily Koppel, might be for you.
Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan, is one of those books made all the more terrifying because it's real. Cahalan lost her mental faculties over a long and mysterious illness and the road to recovery was not easy. This one will make your hypochondriac tendencies ramp up, for sure.
No non-fiction list is complete without David Sedaris. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim was the first book of his that I read, and I loved it. I loved it even more for listening to the audio. His delivery is superb!
I picked up The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, for last year's #EstellaProject, and boy, I was floored! I read this memoir of a wonky, challenging childhood in one day. Just try it!
I Was Told There'd Be Cake!: Essays, by Sloane Crosley is a snarky good time. Crosley, a NYC publishing gal, can really weave a tale of life, love, and misunderstanding in the Big Apple. Think Sex and the City with more city and less sex.
Finally, This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson, is an all-time favorite. You may think you revere librarians now, but once you read this book, you'll admire them all the more.
What's your fave non-fiction book?