NYT Best Seller Non Fiction

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 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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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 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

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

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6 A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN, by George Saunders.

A collection of essays examining the functions and importance of works of fiction.

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7 EVIL GENIUSES EVIL GENIUSES, by Kurt Andersen.

The author of “Fantasyland” looks at the economic, cultural and political forces to which he ascribes the undermining and dismantling of the American middle class.

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8 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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9 YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO LACEY YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO LACEY, by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar.

A pair of sisters who live in different parts of the country share their perspectives on the absurdities and everyday experiences of racism.

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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 SAVING JUSTICE SAVING JUSTICE, by James Comey.

The former F.B.I. director incorporates his experiences into lessons on how the federal justice system functions.

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15 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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