Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP

Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

The comedian’s personal and professional life.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#2 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

New York Times Review
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#3 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#4 THEFT BY FINDING

David Sedaris

Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

New York Times Review
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#5 OPTION B

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#6 HILLBILLY ELEGY

J D Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

On the bestsellers list for 46 weeks


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#7 BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR

David Fisher

Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#8 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#9 HUE 1968

Mark Bowden

An account of the Tet Offensive battle that was a turning point in the American war in Vietnam.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#10 IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE?

Alan Alda

The actor’s efforts to help people learn to communicate more effectively.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks

New York Times Review
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#12 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Diane Ackerman

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007; now the basis of a movie.

On the bestsellers list for 18 weeks


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#13 THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT

Ben Sasse

The Nebraska Republican senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks

New York Times Review
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#14 THE BRIGHT HOUR

Nina Riggs

An account of a woman’s struggle with metastatic breast cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#15 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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