New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 1, 2020
1. 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.
2. Is This Anything?
The comedian shares material he collected in an accordion folder over the last 45 years.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president's perspective on multiple crises.
Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of
Humans of New York
8. American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic
The New York State governor gives his perspective on the Covid-19 crisis and prescribes ways to deal with future disasters.
9. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
10. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
The CNN host posits what might happen on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.
11. The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis
The career highlights, public life and private struggles of the singer and songwriter.
12. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age
A second illustrated collection of poems chronicling and satirizing current events.
13. The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt
A look at the design and architecture of various and sometimes unexpected elements that make cities function.
14. One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History
The Republican senator from Texas gives his views on what might happen if liberals gain a simple majority on the Supreme Court.
15. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump
The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.
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A version of this list appears in the November 1, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 17, 2020.
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