In Fact Books
In Fact Books is an independent book imprint specializing in high-quality, research-driven narrative nonfiction on a wide variety of topics and real-life experiences. We believe that small publishers have the opportunity to provide a platform for original and underrepresented narratives, and it’s our mission to publish stories that create a richer understanding of our world.
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Since the imprint’s launch in 2011, In Fact Books titles have broken into the Top 20 of the Amazon Bestsellers list and have been reviewed by the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, New Pages, and more.
In Fact Books is founded and edited by Lee Gutkind, author and editor of more than 30 books and founder of Creative Nonfiction magazine.
In Fact books is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All titles are distributed by Publishers Group West.
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What I Didn’t Know
STRAIGHT FROM THE CLASSROOM20 true stories about what it takes to be a teacher Every day in every classroom, teachers take on incredible challenges. Some are big, like bridging significant cultural differences, moving back into a school building after a shooting, or learning how to successfully navigating delicate institutional politics.
Show Me All Your Scars
20 fascinating journeys through madness What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself—or when you yourself hear such voices?
In these 23 original stories, mothers and fathers from all walks of life–straight, gay, single, surrogate, biological, adoptive–explore the challenges and rewards of parenthood. Here, among other adventures, they fall hopelessly in love with newborns, secretly fear having made huge mistakes, race to finish birthing at home before the paramedics arrive, struggle with the bureaucracy of international adoption, despair of ever getting a one-year-old to nap, are nearly broken by colic, encounter other judge-y parents in birthing class, learn how to parent children with special needs, and more.
Same Time Next Week
“Hope for those seeking help.” – Booklist In any given year, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness–and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.”
True Stories, Well Told
Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is the best of the best from CNF.
In the steamy South, temptation is as wild and plentiful as kudzu. Whether the sin in question is skinny-dipping or becoming an unlikely porn star, running rum or renting out a room to a pair of exhibitionistic adulterers, in these true stories women defy tradition and forge their own paths through life—often learning unexpected lessons from the experience.
Every crime tells a story … In these pages, a magazine intern, kidnapped and brutalized by her ex-boyfriend, struggles to live free from fear; an identity thief encounters a prison guard who knows her better than she knows herself; a young adventurer supports her travels by smuggling pre-Columbian artifacts; a triple homicide devastates a high school swim team; a detective searches for the truth in a he-said-she-said situation.
I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out
This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first “sticks,” first births, and first deaths, and reflect on what gets them through long, demanding shifts, and keeps them in the profession.
At the End of Life
What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies—and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities.
An Immense New Power to Heal
There is no denying that new technology, which has triggered an explosion of scientific information, is ushering in a revolution in medicine. Through intimate patient stories as well as profiles of leading-edge doctors and scientists, this clear-eyed, lively, and highly engaging book explores one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of our time: the sequencing of the human genome and the subsequent development of personalized medicine.