New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
January 23, 2022
1. Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy
The Maryland congressman describes leading the impeachment effort against the former president shortly after his son's death by suicide and the insurrection at the Capitol.
2. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein (editors)
Viewing America's entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from
The New York Times Magazine
Will Smith with Mark Manson
The actor, producer and musician tells his life story and lessons he learned along the way.
4. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.
5. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
The activist, and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
8. Taste: My Life Through Food
The award-winning actor reflects on his career, Italian-American heritage, meals and mishaps.
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
journalists detail the dangers and challenges during the transition to the Biden presidency.
10. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
A two-volume celebration of 154 songs, with handwritten texts, paintings and photographs from the songwriter's archives.
11. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
12. The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The anti-vaccine advocate gives his take on the chief medical advisor to the president.
13. American Marxism
Mark R. Levin
The Fox News host gives his take on the Green New Deal, critical race theory and social activism.
14. The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
David Graeber and David Wengrow
A reinvestigation of social evolution and suggestions for new ways of organizing society.
15. All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business
The EGOT and Kennedy Center honoree shares stories about making comedy for the stage, film and television.
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A version of this list appears in the January 23, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 8, 2022.