New York Times Best Sellers

A list of best-selling books in the United States, compiled by The New York Times.

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Paperback Nonfiction

Top 14
    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 126,075
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116,647
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 116,095

    Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I didn’t hate it

    • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 126,075 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,928
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,729

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,446
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,107

    With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and humor - toward middle age and mortality....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, as always

    • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
    • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,795
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,969
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,880

    In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

    • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Outliers

    • The Story of Success
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,156

    Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating (if not an outlier)

    • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

    Regular price: $30.79

    • White Fragility

    • Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
    • By: Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,898

    The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Just Mercy

    • A Story of Justice and Redemption
    • By: Bryan Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,679
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,643

    Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

    • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,655
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,502

    An investigation by Michael Pollan into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs - and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful trip

    • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18
    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10,655 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Choice

    • Escaping the Past and Embracing the Possible
    • By: Dr. Edith Eva Eger
    • Narrated by: Tovah Feldshuh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 558

    A powerful, moving memoir - and a practical guide to healing - written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please read!

    • By Pennypie on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Grit

    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,780

    Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit"....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A 9 hour commencement address

    • By Grimjack on 05-13-18
    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-03-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17,084 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,817

    From David Grann, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Being Mortal

    • Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,578
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,530
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,516

    Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading!

    • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $19.83

    • Hillbilly Elegy

    • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    • By: J. D. Vance
    • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,997
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,938

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening!

    • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16
    • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    • By: J. D. Vance
    • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-28-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41,136 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker PhD
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,079

    Professor Matthew Walker reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this to EVERYONE

    • By Emma Bennett on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $22.67