NYT Paperback Nonfiction
Bestseller List for August 8, 2021
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
BORN A CRIME
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.
Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
Back Bay/Little, Brown
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
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
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
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
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
How rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism play a part in today’s white evangelicalism.
The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.
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.
Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss
Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster
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.