NYT Paperback Nonfiction
Bestseller List for March 7, 2021
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
A look at an expanding low-cost labor pool, which largely consists of transient older adults, and what this might portend.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
BORN A CRIME
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.
SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE
A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.
A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
THE NEW JIM CROW
A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
THE COLOR OF LAW
A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.
Back Bay/Little, Brown
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.