New York Times Audio Nonfiction Best Sellers 2020 Complete List Page 1

There are 73 books in the New York Times Audio Nonfiction Best Sellers 2020 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 52

by: Michelle Obama
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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.

2. Talking To Strangers

Weeks on the list: 48

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Sep 28, 2021
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Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

3. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 44

by: Trevor Noah
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
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A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.

4. Untamed

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Glennon Doyle
Release date: Mar 10, 2020
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The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

5. Extreme Ownership

Weeks on the list: 35

by: Jocko Willink Leif Babin
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
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Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization.

6. Educated

Weeks on the list: 31

by: Tara Westover
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

7. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 26

by: Yuval Noah Harari
Release date: May 15, 2018
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How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

8. How To Be An Antiracist

Weeks on the list: 21

by: Ibram X. Kendi
Release date: Aug 13, 2019
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A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

9. The Splendid And The Vile

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Erik Larson
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

10. Caste

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Isabel Wilkerson
Release date: Aug 04, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

11. White Fragility

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Robin DiAngelo
Release date: Jun 26, 2018
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Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

12. Catch And Kill

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Ronan Farrow
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.

13. Outliers

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Nov 18, 2008
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Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.

14. Empire Of The Summer Moon

Weeks on the list: 17

by: SC Gwynne
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The story of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches. Read by David Drummond. 15 hours, 3 minutes unabridged.

15. Mythos

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Stephen Fry
Release date: Nov 02, 2017
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Whimsical retelling of Greek myths. Read by the author. 15 hours, 26 minutes unabridged.

16. Open Book

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Jessica Simpson Kevin Carr O’Leary
Release date: Nov 05, 2019
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The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.

17. Breath

Weeks on the list: 14

by: James Nestor
Release date: May 26, 2020
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A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.

18. Too Much And Never Enough

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Mary L Trump
Release date: Jul 14, 2020
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The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.

19. Blackout

Weeks on the list: 13

by: C ace Owens
Release date: Sep 15, 2020
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The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.

20. Why We Sleep

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Matthew Walker
Release date: Oct 03, 2017
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A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.

21. The Great Influenza

Weeks on the list: 13

by: John M. Barry
Release date: Oct 04, 2005
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An overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and cautionary tale for similar kinds of large-scale outbreaks.

22. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Lori Gottlieb
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

23. The Room Where It Happened

Weeks on the list: 9

by: John Bolton
Release date: Mar 17, 2020
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The former national security advisor gives his account of the 17 months he spent working for President Trump.

24. The Body Keeps The Score

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Bessel van der Kolk
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

25. Disloyal

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Michael Cohen
Release date: Sep 08, 2020
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An account of President Trump’s business empire, political campaign and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.

26. Rage

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Sep 15, 2020
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Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president’s perspective on multiple crises.

27. The Meaning Of Mariah Carey

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Mariah Carey Michaela Angela Davis
Release date: Sep 29, 2020
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The career highlights, public life and private struggles of the singer and songwriter.

28. The New Jim Crow

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Michelle Alex er
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.

29. Greenlights

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Matthew McConaughey
Release date: Oct 20, 2020
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The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

30. A Very Stable Genius

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Philip Rucker Carol Leonnig
Release date: Jan 21, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.

Last updated on December 9, 2021