NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

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This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

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

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2 WHITE FRAGILITY WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngelo.

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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3 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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4 PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, by Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively.

The controversial virologist gives her account of her work over nearly four decades.

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5 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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6 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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7 BREATH BREATH, by James Nestor.

A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.

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8 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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9 THE GREAT INFLUENZA THE GREAT INFLUENZA, by John M Barry.

An overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and cautionary tale for similar kinds of large-scale outbreaks.

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10 THE NEW JIM CROW THE NEW JIM CROW, by Michelle Alexander.

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs,” mass incarceration and their impact on black men.

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11 GRANT GRANT, by Ron Chernow.

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

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12 HOLLYWOOD PARK HOLLYWOOD PARK, by Mikel Jollett.

The musician and author retraces his time growing up in an experimental commune and the difficulties he encountered after escaping it.

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13 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE, by Ijeoma Oluo.

A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.

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14 A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, by Sonia Purnell.

The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.

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15 ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY, by Layla F Saad.

Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.

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