NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

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This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 OPEN BOOK OPEN BOOK, by Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary.

The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.

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2 A VERY STABLE GENIUS A VERY STABLE GENIUS, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.

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3 PROFILES IN CORRUPTION PROFILES IN CORRUPTION, by Peter Schweizer.

The author of “Clinton Cash” gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.

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4 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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5 ON TYRANNY ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.

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

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6 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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7 JUST MERCY JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson.

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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8 TALKING TO STRANGERS TALKING TO STRANGERS, by Malcolm Gladwell.

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

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9 WHY WE'RE POLARIZED WHY WE'RE POLARIZED, by Ezra Klein.

The editor at large and co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America.

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10 THE MAMBA MENTALITY THE MAMBA MENTALITY, by Kobe Bryant.

Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Lakers player.

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11 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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12 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, by Lori Gottlieb.

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

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13 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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14 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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15 TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF, by Jedidiah Jenkins.

The son of conservative Christians cycles from Oregon to Patagonia, reconciling his sexuality with his upbringing.

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