New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2020 Complete List Page 1

There are 180 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2020 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Untamed

Weeks on the list: 40

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.

2. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 35

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. Educated

Weeks on the list: 30

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.

4. The Splendid And The Vile

Weeks on the list: 28

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

5. White Fragility

Weeks on the list: 25

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.

6. Just Mercy

Weeks on the list: 23

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.

7. How To Be An Antiracist

Weeks on the list: 23

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.

8. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 20

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: 19

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 Mamba Mentality

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Kobe Bryant
Release date: Oct 23, 2018
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The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.

11. Talking To Strangers

Weeks on the list: 16

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.

12. So You Want To Talk About Race

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Ijeoma Oluo
Release date: Jan 16, 2018
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A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.

13. The Body Keeps The Score

Weeks on the list: 14

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.

14. Killing Crazy Horse

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: May 12, 2020
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The ninth book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.

15. The Great Influenza

Weeks on the list: 12

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.

16. Too Much And Never Enough

Weeks on the list: 11

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.

17. Open Book

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

18. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

19. Blackout

Weeks on the list: 9

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. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

Weeks on the list: 9

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

21. Me And White Supremacy

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Layla F Saad
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.

22. Stamped From The Beginning

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Ibram X Kendi
Release date: Aug 15, 2017
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Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. A look at anti-black racist ideas and their effect on the course of American history.

23. Live Free Or Die

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Sean Hannity
Release date: Aug 04, 2020
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The Fox News host offers his assessment on what is at stake in the 2020 election.

24. Say Nothing

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

25. Humans

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Br on Stanton
Release date: Oct 06, 2020
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Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”

26. Is This Anything?

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jerry Seinfeld
Release date: Oct 06, 2020
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The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.

27. Greenlights

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

28. A Woman Of No Importance

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Sonia Purnell
Release date: Apr 09, 2019
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The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.

29. My Own Words

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mary Hartnett Wendy W. Williams
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

30. The Color Of Law

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Richard Rothstein
Release date: May 01, 2018
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An examination of the ways in which the government caused residential segregation through racial zoning and other systemic practices.

Last updated on December 18, 2021