New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2019 Complete List Page 1

There are 201 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2019 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Educated

Weeks on the list: 52

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.

2. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 49

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.

3. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 35

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

4. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 29

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.

5. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Weeks on the list: 20

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

6. Bad Blood

Weeks on the list: 20

by: John Carreyrou
Release date: May 21, 2018
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The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

7. The Pioneers

Weeks on the list: 19

by: David McCullough
Release date: May 07, 2019
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

8. The Mueller Report

Weeks on the list: 15

by: related materials The Washington Post
Release date: Apr 30, 2019
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Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

9. Talking To Strangers

Weeks on the list: 14

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.

10. Unfreedom Of The Press

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Mark R Levin
Release date: May 21, 2019
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The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

11. Three Women

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Lisa Taddeo
Release date: Jul 09, 2019
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The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

12. Blowout

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Rachel Maddow
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.

13. The Moment Of Lift

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Melinda Gates
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

14. Me

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Elton John
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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The multi-award-winning solo artist’s first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.

15. The Body

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Bill Bryson
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

16. The Library Book

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Susan Orlean
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

17. The First Conspiracy

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Brad Meltzer Josh Mensch
Release date: Jan 08, 2019
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The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

18. Howard Stern Comes Again

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Howard Stern
Release date: May 14, 2019
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The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.

19. The British Are Coming

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Rick Atkinson
Release date: May 14, 2019
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.

20. The Book Of Gutsy Women

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Hillary Rodham Clinton Chelsea Clinton
Release date: Oct 01, 2019
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Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.

21. Women Rowing North

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Mary Pipher
Release date: Jan 15, 2019
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Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

22. The Second Mountain

Weeks on the list: 7

by: David Brooks
Release date: Apr 16, 2019
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A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

23. The Mueller Report

Weeks on the list: 7

by: an introduction Alan Dershowitz
Release date: Apr 19, 2019
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Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

24. Just Mercy

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Bryan Stevenson
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
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A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

25. The Point Of It All

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Charles Krauthammer
Release date: Nov 22, 2018
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A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

26. White Fragility

Weeks on the list: 6

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.

27. Say Nothing

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Patrick Radden Keefe
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

28. Life Will Be The Death Of Me

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Chelsea H ler
Release date: Apr 09, 2019
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The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.

29. Sea Stories

Weeks on the list: 6

by: William H McRaven
Release date: May 21, 2019
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A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

30. Call Sign Chaos

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Jim Mattis Bing West
Release date: Sep 03, 2019
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The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.

Last updated on December 18, 2021