New York Times Audio Nonfiction Best Sellers 2021 Complete List Page 1

There are 73 books in the New York Times Audio Nonfiction Best Sellers 2021 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Extreme Ownership

Weeks on the list: 51

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.

2. Greenlights

Weeks on the list: 51

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.

3. The Body Keeps The Score

Weeks on the list: 47

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.

4. Untamed

Weeks on the list: 47

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. A Promised Land

Weeks on the list: 44

by: Barack Obama
Release date: Nov 17, 2020
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In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

6. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 39

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.

7. What Happened To You?

Weeks on the list: 34

by: Bruce D. Perry Oprah Winfrey
Release date: Apr 27, 2021
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An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it. Read by the authors. 8 hours, 27 minutes unabridged.

8. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 32

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

9. Caste

Weeks on the list: 30

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.

10. The Bomber Mafia

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Apr 27, 2021
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A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

11. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 17

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.

12. Talking To Strangers

Weeks on the list: 17

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.

13. Think Again

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Adam Grant
Release date: Feb 02, 2021
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An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

14. American Marxism

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Mark R. Levin
Release date: Jul 13, 2021
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The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.

15. Breath

Weeks on the list: 13

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.

16. Peril

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Bob Woodward Robert Costa
Release date: Sep 21, 2021
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The Washington Post journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.

17. I Alone Can Fix It

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Carol Leonnig Philip Rucker
Release date: Jul 20, 2021
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters examine Trump’s final year in office, with a focus on the key players around him.

18. The Authoritarian Moment

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Ben Shapiro
Release date: Jul 27, 2021
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The conservative commentator describes what he perceives as threats to American business, education and politics.

19. Vanderbilt

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Anderson Cooper Katherine Howe
Release date: Sep 21, 2021
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The CNN host and descendent of the Vanderbilt family charts the rise and fall of this American dynasty. Read by Anderson Cooper. 8 hours, 50 minutes unabridged.

20. Meateater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Steven Rinella
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A collection of outdoor adventures and dangerous encounters. Read by the author and other contributors. 5 hours, 15 minutes unabridged.

21. The Code Breaker

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Walter Isaacson
Release date: Mar 09, 2021
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How the Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues invented CRISPR, a tool that can edit DNA.

22. The Premonition

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Michael Lewis
Release date: May 04, 2021
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Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19.

23. Yearbook

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Seth Rogen
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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A collection of personal essays by the actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

24. Just As I Am

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Cicely Tyson Michelle Burford
Release date: Jan 26, 2021
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The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.

25. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Bill Gates
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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A prescription for what business, governments and individuals can do to work toward zero emissions.

26. The Sum Of Us

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Heather McGhee
Release date: Feb 16, 2021
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The chair of the board of the racial justice organization Color of Change analyzes the impact of racism on the economy.

27. The Storyteller

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Dave Grohl
Release date: Oct 05, 2021
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A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

28. Going There

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Katie Couric
Release date: Oct 26, 2021
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The former anchor of the “CBS Evening News” and “Today” describes some of the personal and professional challenges she faced.

29. Broken Horses

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Br i Carlile
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter recounts difficulties during her formative years and her hard-won successes.

30. The Warmth Of Other Suns

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Isabel Wilkerson
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which nearly six million African-Americans abandoned the South.

Last updated on Monday, December 20, 2021