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#1 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks


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#2 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

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

On the bestsellers list for 59 weeks


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#3 FANTASYLAND

Kurt Andersen

The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.

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#4 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

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

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#5 WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE

Robert Wright

Neuroscience and psychology findings are used to support Buddhist practice and meditation.

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#6 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America.

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#7 OPTION B

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

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#8 THE VIETNAM WAR

Geoffrey C Ward

A companion to the PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that looks at the events and the legacy of the war.

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#9 IT TAKES TWO

Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott

The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent from their upbringing in Vancouver, B.C., through personal setbacks to building careers together.

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#10 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

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

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#11 THE BOOK OF JOY

the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.

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#12 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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#13 COMING TO MY SENSES

Alice Waters with Cristina Mueller and Bob Carrau

A memoir by the restaurateur and supporter of the organic food movement, who opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., in 1971.

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#14 THE BIG LIE

Dinesh D'Souza

The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.

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#15 LIFE 3.0

Max Tegmark

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology delves into the conveniences and problems generated by artificial intelligence.

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