Non-fiction for knitters

As a follow up to  last week's blog where I confessed both my love for listening to audio books while I knit and a preference for historical fiction; I want to share with you some of the less self-indulgent titles in my ipod library that I have enjoyed and benefitted from.

Gretchen Rubin has written a couple of books about happiness. I listened to her Happiness Project as part of a New Year’s resolution I made to myself in 2010.  She has a wonderful blog that is equally inspiring and her challenge of figuring out and focusing on what makes you happy is surprisingly tricky and worth trying.

I love listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s ideas.  His books from The Tipping Point to Outliers have provided me with some surprising insights into how change can happen in society and what creates success.  I find myself misquoting him on a regular basis, which indicates that I should re-listen to both of these titles soon.

My non-fiction listening habits extend outside the Audible library. I am also a podcast fan.  I am rarely in the right place at the right time to catch the scheduled broadcasts of NPR’s Radiolab, but when I have time with my laptop, I find listening to their archives to be a real treat.

I hope that you’ll let me know if you have any recommendations.  Fiction, or non-fiction, I am always interested in a good story!