NYT Best Seller Non Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 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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2 OPTION B OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.

Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

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3 ON TYRANNY ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.

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

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4 THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT, by Ben Sasse.

The Nebraska senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

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5 HILLBILLY ELEGY HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J D 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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6 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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7 SHATTERED SHATTERED, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.

An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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8 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE, by Diane Ackerman.

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007; now the basis of a movie,

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9 PAPI PAPI, by David Ortiz with Michael Holley.

Looking back on 14 years with the Red Sox.

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10 THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE, by Steven Pinker.

The Harvard psychologist argues that we are living in the most peaceable period of human existence, thanks to developments ­— government, literacy, trade — that make it possible for people to control their violent impulses.

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11 DEMOCRACY DEMOCRACY, by Condoleezza Rice.

The former secretary of state argues that the promotion of democracy should shape America’s foreign policy.

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12 THE OPERATOR THE OPERATOR, by Robert O'Neill.

The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

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13 DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, by Harold Evans.

Advice on writing well from a noted editor.

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14 HIDDEN FIGURES HIDDEN FIGURES, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

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15 COACH WOODEN AND ME COACH WOODEN AND ME, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

A life-changing 50-year friendship that began during Abdul-Jabbar’s student days at U.C.L.A.

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