New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 29, 2020
Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of
Humans of New York.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
3. Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.
4. First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
Thomas E. Ricks
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explains the influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans on the thinking of America's founding fathers.
5. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
7. The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life
A memoir by the host of the TV game show
, from 1984 to 2020.
8. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
How Julian Van Winkle III worked to preserve the legacy of his family's brand of Kentucky bourbon.
9. The Best of Me
A collection of the humorist's essays including "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "A Guy Walks Into a Bar Car."
10. Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator's Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
11. Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
12. The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War
John "Chick" Donohue and J.T. Molloy
In 1967, a former Marine agrees to sneak into Vietnam to deliver brews to friends still serving.
13. One Life
Megan Rapinoe with Emma Brockes
The life and career of the Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
15. Is This Anything?
The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.
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A version of this list appears in the November 29, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 14, 2020.
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