New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

The preeminent list of best selling nonfiction in the United States.
Updated July 11, 2024
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The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness
Jonathan Haidt
Paper Book
THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A must-read for all parents: the generation-defining investigation into the collapse of youth mental health in the era of smartphones, social media, and big tech--and a plan for a healthier, freer childhood. "Erudite, engaging,...
I'm Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy
Paper Book
* #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * MORE THAN 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD! A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating...
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder
David Grann
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager...
An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Paper Book
The #1 New York Times bestseller from "America's historian-in-chief" (New York magazine) An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America's most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir...
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, "one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."--New...
The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook
Hampton Sides
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR FOR 2024 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * A "thrilling and superbly crafted" (The Wall Street Journal) account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration, which culminated in Captain James Cook's...
Somehow: Thoughts on Love
Anne Lamott
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Anne Lamott is my Oprah." --Chicago Tribune From the bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, a joyful celebration of love "Love is our only hope," Anne Lamott writes in this...
Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder
Salman Rushdie
Paper Book
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring--and surviving--an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him   On the morning of August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie was standing...
The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Bessel 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...
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity
Peter Attia
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD * A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary...
The Backyard Bird Chronicles
Amy Tan
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club * With a foreword by David Allen Sibley "Unexpected...
Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present
Fareed Zakaria
Paper Book
A New York Times Bestseller The CNN host and best-selling author explores the revolutions--past and present--that define the polarized and unstable age in which we live. Populist rage, ideological fracture, economic and technological shocks, war, and an...
Nuclear War: A Scenario
Annie Jacobsen
Paper Book
The INSTANT New York Times bestseller Instant Los Angeles Times bestseller "In Nuclear War: A Scenario, Annie Jacobsen gives us a vivid picture of what could happen if our nuclear guardians fail...Terrifying."--Wall Street...
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American--"in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself" (NPR). * CELEBRATING...
Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent
Judi Dench
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Taking a curtain call with a live snake in her wig... Cavorting naked through the Warwickshire countryside painted green... Acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head... These...
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
Paper Book
*Major New York Times Bestseller *More than 2.6 million copies sold *One of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year *Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of the year *Presidential...
Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism
Stephen Breyer
Paper Book
A provocative, brilliant analysis by recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer that deconstructs the textualist philosophy of the current Supreme Court's supermajority and makes the case for a better way to interpret the Constitution. "You will not read a more...
Poverty, by America
Matthew Desmond
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a "provocative and compelling" (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR...
Hundred Years' War on Palestine
Rashid Khalidi
Paper Book
A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history In 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish...
Masters of the Air
Donald L. Miller
Paper Book
Masters of the Air is the deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, Donald Miller takes readers on a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden and describes the...
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant
Paper Book
#1 New York Times Bestseller "THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more--it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and...
Everything I Know About Love: A Memoir
Dolly Alderton
Paper Book
New York Times Bestseller "There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it." --Lisa Taddeo, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women "Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart...
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...
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...
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER * In an inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.<...
The Work of Art: How Something Comes from Nothing
Adam Moss
Paper Book
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The book is a visual feast, full of drafts, sketches, and scribbled notebook pages. Every page shows how an idea becomes a finished design." -Ari Shapiro, All Things Considered From former editor of New Yorkmagazine Adam Moss,...
Cinema Speculation
Quentin Tarantino
Paper Book
Instant New York Times bestseller The long-awaited first work of nonfiction from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique and creative as anything by Quentin...
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? A Finalist for the Hugo and Locus Awards! An Indie Next Pick! The Locked Tomb is a 2023 Hugo...

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