New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

Week of May 20th (list limited to titles available at the library)

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The Wager

by David Grann

The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.


by Peter Attia

A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.


by Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.

The Daddy Diaries

by Andy Cohen

The host and executive producer of "Watch What Happens Live" juggles fatherhood and his career.

I'm Glad My Mom Died

by Jennette McCurdy

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

The Light We Carry

by Michelle Obama

The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

King: A Life

by Jonathan Eig

A biography of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., which includes new archival material and reflections from some who worked, lived and fought with him.

Look For Me There

by Luke Russert

The Emmy Award–winning journalist details how he grieved for his late father and sought to make his own way.

The Shadow Docket

by Stephen Vladeck

The legal scholar examines the Supreme Court's authority to issue emergency rulings and the potential consequences of doing so.

Poverty, By America

by Matthew Desmond

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Evicted" examines the ways in which affluent Americans keep poor people poor.

The World

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The historian chronicles the world's great dynasties through the prism of family ties in a single narrative.


by Matthew McConaughey

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over 35 years.

You Could Make This Place Beautiful

by Maggie Smith

The poet explores her love for her children and commitment to herself after the end of her marriage.

Walking With Sam

by Andrew McCarthy

The actor and travel writer treks 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago with his elder son.

You Can't Joke About That

by Kat Timpf

The co-host of "Gutfeld!" and Fox News contributor gives her take on free speech and comedy.