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 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, by Anthony Bourdain.

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

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3 CALYPSO CALYPSO, by David Sedaris.

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

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4 THINGS THAT MATTER THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer.

Three decades’ worth of essays from the recently deceased conservative columnist.

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5 BAD BLOOD BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou.

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

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6 THE SOUL OF AMERICA THE SOUL OF AMERICA, by Jon Meacham.

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

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7 INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS, by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic.

A newly researched look into the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.

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8 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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9 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann.

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

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10 HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan.

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

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11 THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, by Malcolm Nance.

The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.

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12 HILLBILLY ELEGY HILLBILLY ELEGY, by JD Vance.

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

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13 FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL, by Beck Dorey-Stein.

A memoir by a woman who went from working many part-time jobs to becoming one of President Obama's stenographers.

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14 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

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15 QUIET QUIET, by Susan Cain.

Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

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