NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

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This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED, by Jennette McCurdy.

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

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2 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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3 PATH LIT BY LIGHTNING PATH LIT BY LIGHTNING, by David Maraniss.

The life story of the Olympic athlete, All-American football player and Major League Baseball player Jim Thorpe.

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4 THE DESTRUCTIONISTS THE DESTRUCTIONISTS, by Dana Milbank.

The Washington Post columnist describes Republican actions between the signing of the Contract With America and the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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5 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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6 CRYING IN H MART CRYING IN H MART, by Michelle Zauner.

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

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7 FINDING ME FINDING ME, by Viola Davis.

The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

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8 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson.

How an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

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9 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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10 LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, by Rinker Buck.

The author of “The Oregon Trail” recounts his adventures on a wooden flatboat and challenges the myths of American expansion.

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11 EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS, by Sabine Hossenfelder.

The physicist and creator of the YouTube series “Science Without the Gobbledygook" takes on some of the biggest questions in life and physics.

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12 THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS, by Michael Pollan.

A look at arbitrary beliefs surrounding opium, caffeine and mescaline, which are derived from plants.

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13 AMERICA, A REDEMPTION STORY AMERICA, A REDEMPTION STORY, by Tim Scott with Joel N. Clark.

The Republican senator from South Carolina shares stories from his life and the lives of other Americans.

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14 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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15 SHY SHY, by Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green.

The memoirs of the late composer, author and screenwriter, written with the chief theater critic at The New York Times.

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