NYT Paperback Nonfiction

Bestseller List for January 30, 2022

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.
ALL ABOUT LOVE
bell hooks
Morrow
9780060959470
0-06-095947-9
The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.
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.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
Joan Didion
Vintage
9781400078431
1-4000-7843-1
Winner of the National Book Award in 2005. The late writer recounts her daughter’s illness and husband’s death.
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Perennial
9780062316110
0-06-231611-7
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
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.”
TALKING TO STRANGERS
Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay
9780316299220
0-316-29922-7
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
THE TENDER BAR
J.R. Moehringer
Hachette
9780786888764
0-7868-8876-8
An 8-year-old boy finds several father figures in the bar on the corner. The basis of the film directed by George Clooney.
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 HOUSE OF GUCCI
Sara Gay Forden
Custom House
9780063159983
0-06-315998-8
An account of the murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995; the basis of the film.
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.
ON TYRANNY
Timothy Snyder
Tim Duggan
9780804190114
0-8041-9011-9
Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.
BEING MORTAL
Atul Gawande
Picador
9781250076229
1-250-07622-6
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Erik Larson
Vintage
9780375725609
0-375-72560-1
A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.
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.