NY Times Bestseller Nonfiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 A PROMISED LAND A PROMISED LAND, by Barack Obama.

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

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2 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

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3 GREENLIGHTS GREENLIGHTS, by Matthew McConaughey.

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

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4 ON TYRANNY ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

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5 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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6 CASTE CASTE, by Isabel Wilkerson.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

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7 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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8 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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9 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

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10 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE, by Erik Larson.

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

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11 BREATH BREATH, by James Nestor.

A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.

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12 WORLD OF WONDERS WORLD OF WONDERS, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

In a collection of essays, the poet celebrates various aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants.

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13 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, by Ibram X Kendi.

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

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14 UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN, by Emmanuel Acho.

A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.

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15 WHITE FRAGILITY WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngelo.

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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