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#1 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 128 weeks


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#2 BECOMING

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks

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#3 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Robin Wall Kimmerer

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

On the bestsellers list for 51 weeks


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#4 MINOR FEELINGS

Cathy Park Hong

The poet and essayist, who is the daughter of Korean immigrants, explores her racial identity and racial consciousness in America today.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#5 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 135 weeks


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#6 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 138 weeks


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#7 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 112 weeks


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#8 HOOD FEMINISM

Mikki Kendall

A critique of how today's mainstream feminism overlooks basic needs such as access to food, education, living wages and medical care.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#9 THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS

Isabel Wilkerson

An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.

On the bestsellers list for 66 weeks

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#10 NOMADLAND

Jessica Bruder

A look at an expanding low-cost labor pool, which largely consists of transient older adults, and what this might portend.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#11 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 266 weeks

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#12 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 246 weeks


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#13 HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD

Robert Kolker

From 1945 to 1965, a family in Colorado had 12 children, six of whom went on to develop schizophrenia.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#14 THE BODY

Bill Bryson

An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks

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#15 MY OWN WORDS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

On the bestsellers list for 31 weeks


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