07/07/2011 01:59 pm ET Updated Sep 06, 2011

Summer's Biggest Juciest Nonfiction Books

The publishing and film industries are innately intertwined -- the peanut butter and chocolate of the entertainment world. This complimentary, crackling energy between New York and Hollywood determines the big narratives that fill our popcorn-munching hours and drive idle chatter during coffee breaks. It makes sense, then, that they tend to follow the same release schedules, reserving the spring and early autumn for indie offerings, and the summer and holidays for potential blockbusters.