NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for August 8, 2021

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
Penguin
9780143127741
0-14-312774-8
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
BORN A CRIME
Trevor Noah
One World
9780399588198
0-399-58819-1
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
BRAIDING SWEETGRASS
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Milkweed Editions
9781571313560
1-57131-356-7
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL
Anthony Bourdain
Ecco
9780060899226
0-06-089922-0
A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Perennial
9780062316110
0-06-231611-7
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
OUTLIERS
Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay/Little, Brown
9780316017930
0-316-01793-0
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
JUST MERCY
Bryan Stevenson
One World
9780812984965
0-8129-8496-X
A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING
Michele Harper
Riverhead
9780525537397
0-525-53739-2
A female African American emergency room physician finds success in a predominantly white male field and examines ways to heal mind, body and spirit.
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
David Grann
Vintage
9780307742483
0-307-74248-2
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
WHITE FRAGILITY
Robin DiAngelo
Beacon
9780807047415
0-8070-4741-4
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
JESUS AND JOHN WAYNE
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Liveright
9781631499050
1-63149-905-X
How rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism play a part in today’s white evangelicalism.
GRIT
Angela Duckworth
Scribner
9781501111112
1-5011-1111-6
The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Daniel Kahneman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
9780374533557
0-374-53355-5
When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.
BECOMING
Michelle Obama
Crown
9781524763145
1-5247-6314-4
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.
COUNTDOWN 1945
Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss
Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster
9781982143350
1-982143-35-5
The Fox News Sunday anchor gives an account of the key people involved in and events leading up to America’s attack on Hiroshima in 1945.