New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2015 Complete List Page 2

There are 264 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2015 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 31 to 60.

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31. Ghost Boy

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Martin Pistorius Megan Lloyd Davies
Release date: Nov 19, 2013
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A South African man learned how to communicate and live a full life despite a mysterious disease that left him mute and in a wheelchair; originally published in 2011.

32. It’s A Long Story

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Willie Nelson David Ritz
Release date: May 05, 2015
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The country music star discusses his life’s journey, from selling encyclopedias to professional fame.

33. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Rebecca Skloot
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

34. The Glass Castle

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jeannette Walls
Release date: Jan 17, 2006
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The author recalls how she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

35. Sick In The Head

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Judd Apatow
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

36. Furiously Happy

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jenny Lawson
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
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A humorous treatment of the author’s experience of depression and anxiety disorder.

37. A More Perfect Union

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ben Carson C y Carson
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A discussion of the Constitution by the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

38. Binge

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Tyler Oakley
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
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Personal essays from the L.G.B.T.Q. YouTube personality.

39. Lights Out

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ted Koppel
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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The journalist describes how a cyberattack on the nation’s power grids could paralyze our infrastructure, warns that government has not planned for the possibility, and visits “preppers” who are taking their own precautions.

40. Troublemaker

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Leah Remini Rebecca Paley
Release date: Nov 03, 2015
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The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.

41. Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Brian Kilmeade Don Yaeger
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

42. Missoula

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Jon Krakauer
Release date: Apr 21, 2015
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The author of “Into the Wild” discusses cases of acquaintance rape in Missoula, Mont., home of the University of Montana.

43. The Billion Dollar Spy

Weeks on the list: 6

by: David E Hoffman
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
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A biography of Adolf Tolkachev, who spied for the United States inside the Soviet Union.

44. It Is About Islam

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Glenn Beck
Release date: Aug 18, 2015
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The talk-radio host looks to Muslim teachings for the roots of Islamic extremism.

45. M Train

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Patti Smith
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
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A meditation on art, loss and the past by the musician and author of “Just Kids.”

46. Wildflower

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Drew Barrymore
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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The actress shares stories about her life.

47. Crippled America

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Donald J Trump
Release date: Nov 03, 2015
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The real estate developer and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination shares his ideas for making America great again.

48. Destiny And Power

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jon Meacham
Release date: Nov 10, 2015
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A biography of George H.W. Bush.

49. 41

Weeks on the list: 5

by: George W Bush
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
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The 43rd president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st.

50. Pioneer Girl

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
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The writer’s autobiography, the source of her Little House on the Prairie books, completed in 1930 and never published, is annotated by a biographer.

51. 10% Happier

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Dan Harris
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
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A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

52. The Residence

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Kate Andersen Brower
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
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Fifty years of White House lore, based on interviews with butlers, maids and other staff members.

53. Hope

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Am a Berry Gina DeJesus Mary Jordan Kevin Sullivan
Release date: Apr 27, 2015
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Two of the women who were kidnapped by a Cleveland school bus driver and imprisoned, raped and abused by him until they escaped after 10 years tell their story.

54. American Wife

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Taya Kyle Jim DeFelice
Release date: May 04, 2015
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The widow of Chris Kyle, of “American Sniper” fame, describes her life after his death.

55. Primates Of Park Avenue

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Wednesday Martin
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
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A memoir of life among the wealthy women of the Upper East Side, in the satirical guise of an anthropological study.

56. The Oregon Trail

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Rinker Buck
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
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The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.

57. Extreme Ownership

Weeks on the list: 4

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.

58. My Life On The Road

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Gloria Steinem
Release date: Oct 27, 2015
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A memoir by the feminist writer and activist is also a history of the movement.

59. Spqr

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Mary Beard
Release date: Nov 09, 2015
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A concise history of ancient Rome.

60. In The Heart Of The Sea

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Nathaniel Philbrick
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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The sinking of the New England whaleship Essex in 1820, by a sperm whale. The basis of the movie.

Last updated on December 18, 2021