New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
June 13, 2021
1. 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.
2. The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.
3. 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 Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
5. Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner brings to light the secrets, scandals and shortcomings of the Secret Service.
6. The Premonition
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.
7. 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.
A collection of personal essays by the actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
9. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein
What might cause variability in judgments that should be identical and potential ways to remedy this.
10. 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.
11. A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
Stories and insights of more than 200 golf courses in all 50 states, including every course to ever host a U.S. Open.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
13. Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
The ways geometry might give a better understanding of scientific, political and philosophical problems.
14. 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.
15. The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives
Major onscreen moments, behind-the-scenes dramas, product offshoots and cultural impact of the reality television franchise.
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A version of this list appears in the June 13, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 29, 2021.
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