NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

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This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 THE CODE BREAKER THE CODE BREAKER, by Walter Isaacson.

How the Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues invented CRISPR, a tool that can edit DNA.

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2 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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3 THE BEAUTY OF LIVING TWICE THE BEAUTY OF LIVING TWICE, by Sharon Stone.

The actress and human rights activist recounts her childhood difficulties and biggest accomplishments.

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4 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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5 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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6 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

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

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7 THINK AGAIN THINK AGAIN, by Adam Grant.

An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

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8 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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9 THE SUM OF US THE SUM OF US, by Heather McGhee.

The chair of the board of the racial justice organization Color of Change analyzes the impact of racism on the economy.

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10 HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER, by Bill Gates.

A prescription for what business, governments and individuals can do to work toward zero emissions.

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11 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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12 ROCK ME ON THE WATER ROCK ME ON THE WATER, by Ronald Brownstein.

How popular culture was impacted by what happened in Los Angeles in 1974 in movies, music, television and politics.

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13 HOOKED HOOKED, by Michael Moss.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times looks at ways food can be addictive.

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14 THIS IS THE FIRE THIS IS THE FIRE, by Don Lemon.

The CNN host looks at the impact of racism on his life and prescribes ways to address systemic flaws in America.

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15 EVERY DAY IS A GIFT EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, by Tammy Duckworth.

A memoir by the biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother who served in the Iraq War and is currently a senator from Illinois.

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