New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
August 8, 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. I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year
Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters examine Trump's final year in office, with a focus on the key players around him.
3. Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency
The author of
Fire and Fury
portrays events during the final days of Trump's presidency.
4. How I Saved the World
The Fox News host recounts his career and prescribes ways to defend against what he considers left-wing radicalism.
5. This Is Your Mind on Plants
A look at arbitrary beliefs surrounding opium, caffeine and mescaline, which are derived from plants.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
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.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
9. 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.
10. Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The 10th book in the conservative commentator's Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.
11.Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost
Michael C. Bender
A senior White House reporter for
The Wall Street Journal
looks at Trump's 2020 campaign and final year in office.
12. 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.
13. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.
14. 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.
15. The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.
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A version of this list appears in the August 8, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 24, 2021.
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