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 TRICK MIRROR TRICK MIRROR, by Jia Tolentino.

Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.

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3 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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4 THREE WOMEN THREE WOMEN, by Lisa Taddeo.

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

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5 THE PIONEERS THE PIONEERS, by David McCullough.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

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6 BORN A CRIME BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah.

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

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7 JUSTICE ON TRIAL JUSTICE ON TRIAL, by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino.

The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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8 UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, by Mark R Levin.

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

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9 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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10 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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11 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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12 THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD, by Toni Morrison.

A collection of essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James Baldwin and the author's Nobel lecture.

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13 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

A meditation on race in America.

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14 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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15 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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