JOURNALISTIC NONFICTION

A novel approach to true stories
A great piece of nonfiction can be as riveting, and in many ways even more captivating, than any fictionalized thriller. The titles on this list, and their writers, are completely steeped in real life. Each is an example of "immersion journalism" in a full-length work—where a writer follows a subject or theme for a long period of time (weeks or months) and details an individual's experiences from a deeply personal perspective.