NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for May 16, 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.
NOMADLAND
Jessica Bruder
Norton
9780393356311
0-393-35631-0
A look at an expanding low-cost labor pool, which largely consists of transient older adults, and what this might portend.
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.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
Resmaa Menakem
Central Recovery
9781942094470
1-942094-47-7
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
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.
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.
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.”
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Perennial
9780062316110
0-06-231611-7
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
MINOR FEELINGS
Cathy Park Hong
One World
9781984820389
1-984820-38-9
The poet and essayist, who is the daughter of Korean immigrants, explores her racial identity and racial consciousness in America today.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
Isabel Wilkerson
Vintage
9780679763888
0-679-76388-0
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
HOOD FEMINISM
Mikki Kendall
Penguin
9780525560562
0-525-56056-4
A critique of how today's mainstream feminism overlooks basic needs such as access to food, education, living wages and medical care.
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.
THE BODY
Bill Bryson
Anchor
9780804172721
0-8041-7272-2
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
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.
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.