New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2021 Complete List Page 1

There are 202 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2021 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Body Keeps The Score

Weeks on the list: 50

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.

2. Greenlights

Weeks on the list: 39

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. 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.

4. Caste

Weeks on the list: 38

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.

5. Braiding Sweetgrass

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
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A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

6. What Happened To You?

Weeks on the list: 22

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.

7. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 16

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.

8. A Promised Land

Weeks on the list: 16

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.

9. Think Again

Weeks on the list: 15

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.

10. American Marxism

Weeks on the list: 15

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.

11. Killing The Mob

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: May 04, 2021
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The 10th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

12. The Premonition

Weeks on the list: 13

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.

13. Crying In H Mart

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Michelle Zauner
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

14. The Bomber Mafia

Weeks on the list: 11

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.

15. The Storyteller

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

16. Taste

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stanley Tucci
Release date: Oct 05, 2021
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The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.

17. Just As I Am

Weeks on the list: 9

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.

18. Peril

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

19. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

20. The Code Breaker

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

21. The Anthropocene Reviewed

Weeks on the list: 7

by: John Green
Release date: May 18, 2021
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A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

22. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster

Weeks on the list: 7

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.

23. The Sum Of Us

Weeks on the list: 7

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.

24. The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Paul McCartney
Release date: Nov 02, 2021
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A two-volume celebration of 154 songs, with handwritten texts, paintings and photographs from the songwriter’s archives.

25. The President And The Freedom Fighter

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Brian Kilmeade
Release date: Nov 02, 2021
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The Fox News host gives an account of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

26. Renegades

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Barack Obama Bruce Springsteen
Release date: Oct 26, 2021
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Conversations between the 44th president and the multiple award-winning musician on a range of topics.

27. I Alone Can Fix It

Weeks on the list: 6

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.

28. The Long Slide

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Tucker Carlson
Release date: Aug 10, 2021
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A collection of previously published essays from 1995 to 2016 by the Fox News host.

29. Vanderbilt

Weeks on the list: 6

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.

30. Walk In My Combat Boots

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Matt Eversmann Chris Mooney
Release date: Feb 08, 2021
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A collection of interviews with troops who fought overseas.

Last updated on Sunday, December 19, 2021