NYT Paperback Nonfiction
Bestseller List for May 16, 2021
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
A look at an expanding low-cost labor pool, which largely consists of transient older adults, and what this might portend.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS
A therapist who specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy and violence prevention explains racism's effect on the body.
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.
Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
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.
Cathy Park Hong
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
An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.
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
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.
An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
Back Bay/Little, Brown
Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.