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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 205 weeks

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#2 THE DAUGHTER OF AUSCHWITZ

Tova Friedman and Malcolm Brabant

A survivor of Auschwitz describes her childhood during the Holocaust, and her time in a Nazi labor camp and the extermination camp known as Auschwitz-Birkenau.

On the bestsellers list for 3 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 128 weeks


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#4 ALL ABOUT LOVE

bell hooks

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

On the bestsellers list for 42 weeks


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#5 EDUCATED

Tara Westover

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

On the bestsellers list for 33 weeks

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#6 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

On the bestsellers list for 52 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 175 weeks


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#8 FUZZ

Mary Roach

An exploration of disciplinary actions and preventative measures occurring at the intersection of human behavior and wildlife biology.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#9 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 334 weeks

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#10 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 295 weeks


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#11 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

On the bestsellers list for 174 weeks


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#12 THE BOMBER MAFIA

Malcolm Gladwell

A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 16 weeks


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#13 THAT BIRD HAS MY WINGS

Jarvis Jay Masters

A memoir by a death row inmate in San Quentin who discovers Buddhism.

On the bestsellers list for 2 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 126 weeks

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#15 VANDERBILT

Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

The CNN host and descendant of the Vanderbilt family charts the rise and fall of this American dynasty.

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