NYT Best Seller Non Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 THE GLASS CASTLE THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls.

The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of the movie.

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2 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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3 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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4 FANTASYLAND FANTASYLAND, by Kurt Andersen.

The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.

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5 BEING MORTAL BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande.

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

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6 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken.

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.

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7 WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE, by Robert Wright.

The latest research in neuroscience and psychology is used to support the assertion that Buddhist meditation and practice can lead to a deeper understanding of the world.

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8 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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9 IT TAKES TWO IT TAKES TWO, by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott.

The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent from their upbringing in Vancouver, B.C., through personal setbacks to building careers together.

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10 THE RADIUM GIRLS THE RADIUM GIRLS, by Kate Moore.

A group of female factory workers get a nickname from the effects of radium paint used at their jobs. Years later, their illnesses are the grounds for a fight for workers' rights.

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11 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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12 THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK, by Walter Lord.

The story of the heroic evacuation of British troops in 1940, retold in a current movie. Originally published in 1982.

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13 THE BIG LIE THE BIG LIE, by Dinesh D'Souza.

The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.

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

A meditation on race in America.

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15 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, by Douglas Preston.

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

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