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This specially for Jo Walton
My list of non-fiction Books You Totally Absolutely Have To Read Right Now You Won't Regret It

1. The wonderful book about suicide: Night Falls Fast, by Kay Redfield Jamison
2. The best book about Cholera AND London with a bit of topography and history of aneasthesia thrown in: The Ghost Map, Stephen Johnson
3. The best book on how women are not the inferior sex, the better sex, the other sex or the same sex: The Mismeasure of Woman, Carol Tavris
4. Segueing on that, how if you have firm ideas you end up adjusting your facts to them: Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), CArol Tavris and Eliot Aronson
5. The book I will use one day to give a talk on Cool Experiments in Psychology at some con, as soon as I get my shit together: Opening Skinner's Box, Lauren Slater
6. The best book you will read about torture, although not a fun read: Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People, John Conroy
7. The other Conroy book, which by comparison is jolly: Belfast Diary

more to come...

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Both of them? I am sad to see that he hasn't published another book since, he wrote really well. The Belfast book is, thank God, dated, but a healthy reminder enough to make me squirm every Fifth of November (I assumed you had read the torture book, but I realise Emmet might well have The Belfast Diary).

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