New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
July 25, 2021
1. How I Saved the World
The Fox News host recounts his career and prescribes ways to defend against what he considers left-wing radicalism.
2. This Is Your Mind on Plants
A look at arbitrary beliefs surrounding opium, caffeine and mescaline, which are derived from plants.
3. Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
Danny Trejo with Donal Logue
The screen actor describes how his past, which includes heroin addition and prison time, has informed some of his roles.
4. 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.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship
A former national park ranger details her friendship with a wild fox in an isolated part of Montana.
11. Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth
Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford
A re-examination of the events of the Battle of the Alamo that challenges a commonly understood version of them.
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 Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.
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. First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents
Profiles of confidants and close friends of several American presidents including Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman.
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A version of this list appears in the July 25, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 10, 2021.
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