New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
September 19, 2021
1. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin
The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.
2. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War
An investigative reporter for
The Washington Post
gives an account of how three successive presidents and their military commanders handled America's invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11.
3. The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism
A collection of previously published essays from 1995 to 2016 by the Fox News host.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
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.
9. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
10. The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
Mary L. Trump
The author of
Too Much and Never Enough
examines potential trauma caused by current and historical events.
11. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
12. Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
The medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine explores the neuroscience and behaviors that inform the relationship between pleasure and pain.
13. All In: An Autobiography
Billie Jean King with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers
The former No. 1-ranked tennis player details her career and activism.
14. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19. The profiles include a local public-health officer and a group of doctors nicknamed the Wolverines.
15. Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam
The founder and executive chairman of the biopharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences shares his perspectives on American capitalism.
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A version of this list appears in the September 19, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 4, 2021.
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