New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 24, 2021
1. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
The Washington Post journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.
3. Taste: My Life Through Food
The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.
4. I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House
The former White House press secretary and communications director recounts her time in the Trump inner circle.
5. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
The CNN host and descendant of the Vanderbilt family charts the rise and fall of this American dynasty.
6. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin
The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.
7. The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America
Victor Davis Hanson
The author of
The Case for Trump
gives his take on globalization and tribalism.
8. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries 2003-2020
Public and private moments chronicled from the humorist's 2003-20 diaries.
9. There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
The foreign policy expert traces her life from being a coal miner's daughter in northern England to her testimony in the first impeachment inquiry of former President Trump.
10. A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse
An illustrated collection of poems and illustrations profiling scoundrels from America's past and present.
11. Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography
An oral biography of the late chef, writer and television host by his longtime assistant and confidante.
12. A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
The evolutionary biologists posit that the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies.
13. What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.
14. The Baseball 100
The accomplishments of some of the sport's greatest players past and present are put into context with one another.
15. Unrequited Infatuations
Stevie Van Zandt
A memoir by the musician known for playing with the E Street Band, starring on
and participating in activist causes.
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A version of this list appears in the October 24, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 9, 2021.