New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

The preeminent list of best selling nonfiction in the United States.
Updated March 14, 2023
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Prince Harry
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow--and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered...
I'm Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy
Paper Book
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life. ...
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER * ONE OF TIME'S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2022 * In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for...
WALK THE BLUE LINE No Right, No Left, just Cops Telling Their True Stories to James Patterson.
Patterson, James,
Paper Book
Instant New York Times Bestseller!  Police officers risk their lives every day to protect and serve our homes, families and communities. Here is "a notable collection of heartfelt stories from the front line told with honesty and...
The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill
Brad Meltzer
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An absolute home run! You will never look at WWII the same way again." --Brad Thor, #1 bestselling author "Meltzer and Mensch are masters." --Jon Meacham, author The Soul of America "A...
The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Bessel A. van der Kolk
Paper Book
A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing   Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four...
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER * A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE * ONE OF THE...
Love, Pamela
Pamela Anderson
Paper Book
The actress, activist, and once infamous Playboy Playmate reclaims the narrative of her life in a memoir that defies expectation in both content and approach, blending searing prose with snippets of original poetry. In this honest, layered and unforgettable book that alternates between...
NEVER GIVE AN INCH fighting for the America I love /
Pompeo, Mike,
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spearheaded the Trump Administration's most significant foreign policy breakthroughs. Now, he reveals how he did it, and how it could happen again. As the only four-year national security member of...
Finding Me: A Memoir
Viola Davis
Paper Book
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 * A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK "It's clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written)...
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Paper Book
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member...
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Gabor Maté
Paper Book
The instant New York Times bestseller By the acclaimed author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing. ...
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * "An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The...
All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
Beth Moore
Paper Book
New York Times, Publishers Weekly,and Wall Street Journalbestseller!An incredibly thoughtful, disarmingly funny, and intensely vulnerable glimpse into the life and ministry of a woman familiar to many but known by few."It's a peculiar thing, this having lived long...
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann
Paper Book
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of...
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole
Susan Cain
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * Sadness is your superpower. In her new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet explores the power of the bittersweet personality, revealing a misunderstood side of mental health and creativity...
The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions
Greta Thunberg
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We still have time to change the world. From climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes the essential handbook for making it happen. You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed...
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
Paper Book
Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The...
It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism
Senator Bernie Sanders
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like It's OK to be angry about...
Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy
James B. Stewart
Paper Book
The instant New York Times bestseller! "Addicted to Succession? Well, here's the real thing." - The Hollywood Reporter "Jaw-dropping . . . an epic tale of toxic wealth and greed populated by connivers and manipulators." --The New York Times Book...
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement and revolutionized how the world sees introverts--and how introverts see themselves--by offering validation, inclusion, and inspiration "Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a...
All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks
Paper Book
A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about...
Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (COR)
Paper Book
**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** NOTE: The January 6th Report appendices on pages 693-716 can be accessed via the QR code below, along with the hyperlinks from the chapter endnotes and witness testimony transcripts. Celadon...
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell
Paper Book
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.  A Best...
What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma
Stephanie Foo
Paper Book
A searing memoir of reckoning and healing by acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo, investigating the little-understood science behind complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life "Achingly exquisite . . . providing real hope for those who long to heal."--Lori Gottlieb, New York Times...
The Nineties: A Book
Chuck Klosterman
Paper Book
An instant New York Times bestseller! From thebestselling author of But What if We're Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in...
How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves. "The most...
Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
Dr. Anna Lembke
Paper Book
We are all living in a sea of compulsive overconsumption. All around us people are looking at their phones too much, eating too much, drinking too much. Our world is addicted to fleeting distracting pleasures that at best get us nowhere. In her extraordinarily powerful book, Dr. Anna Lembke, Medical...
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth
Paper Book
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed--be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence...
Nona the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir
Paper Book
Tamsyn Muir's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb Series continues with Nona ...the Ninth? Her city is under siege. The zombies are coming back. And all Nona wants is a birthday party. In many ways, Nona is like other people. She lives with her family, has a job at her local school,...
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell
Paper Book
A "truly compelling" (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war--from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History. In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * Sadness is your superpower. In her new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet explores the power of the bittersweet personality, revealing a misunderstood side of mental health and creativity...

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