NY Times Bestseller Nonfiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 EDUCATED EDUCATED, by Tara Westover.

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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2 JUST MERCY JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson.

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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3 TALKING TO STRANGERS TALKING TO STRANGERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

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4 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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5 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, by Lori Gottlieb.

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

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6 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, by Bessel van der Kolk.

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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7 CATCH AND KILL CATCH AND KILL, by Ronan Farrow.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.

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8 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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9 WHY WE SLEEP WHY WE SLEEP, by Matthew Walker.

A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.

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10 RANGE RANGE, by David Epstein.

An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

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11 THE BODY THE BODY, by Bill Bryson.

An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

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12 SUCCESSFUL AGING SUCCESSFUL AGING, by Daniel J Levitin.

A neuroscientist suggests using resilience strategies as we grow older.

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13 BOYS & SEX BOYS & SEX, by Peggy Orenstein.

How young men comprehend cultural forces and navigate sexual and emotional relationships.

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14 ME ME, by Elton John.

The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.

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15 SAY NOTHING SAY NOTHING, by Patrick Radden Keefe.

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

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