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NYTimes Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States.

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Data provided by The New York Times

1

8 weeks on the list

American Marxism

by Mark R. Levin

Threshold Editions

The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.

2

New this week

The Afghanistan Papers

by Craig Whitlock

Simon & Schuster

An investigative reporter for The Washington Post gives an account of how three successive presidents and their military commanders handled America’s invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11.

3

4 weeks on the list

The Long Slide

by Tucker Carlson

Threshold Editions

A collection of previously published essays from 1995 to 2016 by the Fox News host.

4

46 weeks on the list

Greenlights

by Matthew McConaughey

Crown

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

5

78 weeks on the list

Untamed

by Glennon Doyle

Dial

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

6

57 weeks on the list

Caste

by Isabel Wilkerson

Random House

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

7

19 weeks on the list

What Happened to You?

by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Flatiron

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

8

18 weeks on the list

Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

Knopf

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.

9

25 weeks on the list

Think Again

by Adam Grant

Viking

An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

10

3 weeks on the list

The Reckoning

by Mary L. Trump

St. Martin's

The author of “Too Much and Never Enough” examines potential trauma caused by current and historical events.

11

138 weeks on the list

Educated

by Tara Westover

Random House

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

12

2 weeks on the list

Dopamine Nation

by Anna Lembke

Dutton

The medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine explores the neuroscience and behaviors that inform the relationship between pleasure and pain.

13

2 weeks on the list

All in

by Billie Jean King with Johnette Howard and Maryanne Vollers

Knopf

The former No. 1-ranked tennis player details her career and activism.

14

11 weeks on the list

The Premonition

by Michael Lewis

Norton

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.

15

3 weeks on the list

Woke, Inc.

by Vivek Ramaswamy

Center Street

The founder and executive chairman of the biopharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences shares his perspectives on American capitalism.