From the serious to the not-so-serious-but still-true, here are some great titles to try.
The Other Side of the Sky.
Ahmedi, Farah.
Farah lost her leg, but gained her freedom.

The Notebook Girls.
Beskin, Julia
Before there was blogging, there was The Notebook.

Hippo Eats Dwarf: a Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.
Boese, Alex.
If you don't give this book to five of your friends within three days, you'll have bad luck for a week  ;-)

In Cold Blood.
Capote, Truman.
The crime that shocked a small town, the story that rocked the world.  See the movie too, you'll be surprised who is Truman Capote's best friend.

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916.
Capuzzo, Michael.
Before there was "Jersey Shore"...The first documented cases of shark attacks on humans occurred right here in NJ.  The original shark tale that inspired the movie "Jaws".

Skateboarding is Not a Crime: 50 Years of Street Culture.
Davis, James.
Bring your board (just not in front of the library, please)

There's a God on the Mic: The Fifty Greatest MCs.
Dee, Kool Moe.
Kool Moe Dee knows it all...

The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have.
DiClaudio, Dennis.
Wash your hands!

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
Fleischman, John.
The story of the construction foreman who survived for 10 years after a 13-pound iron rod shot through his brain.  Ew!

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Nelson, Peter.
It took 14 minutes for the ship to sink; it took 5 days for the Navy to notice.

The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action.
Northcutt, Wendy.
Survival of the fittest; find out about the people who didn't make the cut.

Hidden Evidence: Forty True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them.
Owen, David.
Everyone's dying to learn about forensic science.

Found: the Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World.
Rothbart, Davy.
Be careful what you leave behind.

The Burn Journals.
Runyon, Brent.
Brent douses his bathrobe in gasoline and lights the match.

Persepolis, Vol. 1: the Story of a Childhood.
Satrapi, Marjane.
Words and drawings tell the story of growing up during the Islamic revolution.

Sebold, Alice.
An unsparing account of the author's rape as a college freshman.

The Radioactive Boy Scout: the Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor.
Silverstein, Ken.
Does a house in your neighborhood glow in the dark?

Zailckas, Koren.
It's bad when you're on a first-name basis with Jack Daniels.

Mythbusters: the Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time.
Zimmerman, Keith.
Don't try this at home!

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