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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 9 weeks


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#2 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 48 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 40 weeks


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#4 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 25 weeks


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#5 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 33 weeks

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#6 LEAD FROM THE OUTSIDE

Stacey Abrams

A memoir by the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives who ran to be the state’s governor in 2018.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#7 I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

Michelle McNamara

The late true-crime journalist's search for "the Golden State Killer."

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#8 THE COST OF THESE DREAMS

Wright Thompson

A sportswriter goes beyond the public personas of sports icons to reveal the conflict between their skills and ability to enjoy them.

On the bestsellers list for 2 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 210 weeks

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#10 THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Michio Kaku

The physicist describes how humans might develop civilization in outer space and possibly become immortal.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week

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#11 FLY GIRLS

Keith O'Brien

The story of five trailblazing women who together broke the glass ceiling in aviation.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week

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#12 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 148 weeks


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#13 WHY WE SLEEP

Matthew Walker

A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#14 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 79 weeks

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#15 THE DIRT

Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Neil Strauss

The story of Mötley Crüe as told by the four original members of the band.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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