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#1 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

Anthony Bourdain

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

On the bestsellers list for 37 weeks


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#2 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 11 weeks

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#3 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#4 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 7 weeks


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#5 MEDIUM RAW

Anthony Bourdain

The author of “Kitchen Confidential” looks at changes in food culture. Originally published in 2010.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#6 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

On the bestsellers list for 257 weeks

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#7 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 108 weeks


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#8 SHOE DOG

Phil Knight

A memoir by the co-founder of Nike, Inc.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#9 HUNGER

Roxane Gay

The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about food, weight and self-image.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week

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#10 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

On the bestsellers list for 425 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 41 weeks

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#12 DEAR IJEAWELE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions for empowering a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#13 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.

On the bestsellers list for 362 weeks

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#14 ADRIFT

Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart

A couple sailing from Tahiti to San Diego encounter a hurricane.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#15 NOT THAT BAD

edited Roxane Gay

A collection of essays on the harassment and violence that women face in the world.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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