By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves.
While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story-whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world around us and learn something about how we fit within it. And nonfiction also tells us a lot about ourselves. Here are the best nonfiction books of 2018.