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#1 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 27 weeks


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#2 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 66 weeks


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#3 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

On the bestsellers list for 58 weeks


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#4 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 166 weeks


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#5 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

On the bestsellers list for 43 weeks


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#6 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.

On the bestsellers list for 287 weeks

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#7 CALYPSO

David Sedaris

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks

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#8 THE SPY AND THE TRAITOR

Ben Macintyre

The story of Oleg Gordievsky, a K.G.B. spy who secretly worked for the British intelligence service, and Aldrich Ames, a C.I.A. officer who was a K.G.B. double agent.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week

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#9 THEY CALLED US ENEMY

George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott

A graphic novel of Mr. Takei’s firsthand experiences while imprisoned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.

On the bestsellers list for 217 weeks

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#11 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

On the bestsellers list for 96 weeks

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#12 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

On the bestsellers list for 65 weeks

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#13 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD 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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#14 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.

On the bestsellers list for 51 weeks

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#15 FILTHY RICH

James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy

The story of the late Jeffrey Epstein, the financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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