What are the best 2014 NY Times non-fiction best sellers?

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    #1I Am Malala

    I Am Malala

    In 2009 Malala Yousafzai started writing a blog on BBC Urdu about how life was in the Swat Valley during the Taliban control. In 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's bus to school and shot her in the face, but Malala survived, sparking solidarity across Pakistan and globally. 


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    Beverly Hopkins
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a breathtaking and courageous story to say the least. I really enjoyed all of it."
  2. 26

    #2Flash Boys

    Flash Boys

    This book is the story of a small group of Wall Street brokers and businessmen who team up to expose how benefits in this kind of deals are made. They all walk away from their previous lives and salaries, only to show the world how these profit is made in Wall Street. 


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    Christine Sandoval
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is a great book from the best sellers list. It keeps you hooked and reading all the way through. I had to know how it ended!"
  3. 23

    #3No Place to Hide

    No Place to Hide

    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State is a nonfiction book written by Glenn Greenwald. This was published in 2014.


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    Divya Verma
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Every once in a while you need to do something a little different and get some knowledge in your brain. Snowden is one of those names that will forever be apart of history, and this book a binding of what happened."
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    #4David & Goliath

    David & Goliath

    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is a book by Malcolm Gladwell detailing the balance of advantages and disadvantages, and how to truly manipulate any situation by mastering both of them.


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    Andrew Hamilton
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "David & Goliath is a masterpiece. I felt like David reading this book."
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    #5Everybody's Got Something

    Everybody's Got Something

    In this memoir, Robin Roberts recounts her whole life, including her worst and saddest moments, like her battle against cancer or the loss of her mother. She shares how bad those times were, and what's more important, how did she manage to overcome them. 


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    Johnny Diaz
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a really great story about a persons struggle with tragedy and some of the worst moments in life, and how she was able to overcome them and get past them. It is sad, but also inspirational. Also, it is a true story, so you know that it really happened to someone, and that makes you think it is possible for anyone to get through what she did because she was able to herself."
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    #6Humans of New York

    Humans of New York

    In this book, Brandon Stanton manages to capture the lives of many New Yorkers just by taking photos of them. Each picture has its own title, a quote or anecdote that helps understand better what's going on.


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    Sai Chavan
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Humans of New York ties with Cake Wrecks in terms of my all-time favorite blogs, so I was overjoyed to see a book version! If you're a New York or you just have a touch of voyeurism in you, I'd highly recommend Stanton's book."
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    #710% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
    10% Happier is a weird spiritual book because its author is someone who doesnt believe in "spiritual stuff". Its serious and mocking at the same time, and perhaps thats the key of its success.

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    Sean Gomez
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "It was very helpful in reducing stress i liked it."
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    #8Capital in the Twenty First Century

    Capital in the Twenty First Century

    Written by French economist Thomas Piketty, this book focuses in the wealth and income inequality in both the United States and Europe, revolving on the thesis that progressive wealth taxes are needed in order to achieve more equality and avoiding that a tiny minority controls the vast majority of wealth. 


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    Jane Medina
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Capital in the Twenty First Century is one of the best 2014 NY Times non-fiction best sellers for a reason. The book provides so much perspective into the equality problem that America is currently facing. I recommend it to anyone looking to inform themselves of the topic."
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    #9Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    Rather than just explaining the life of Jesus, this book tries to explain the reasons why the early Christian church decided to promulgate the idea of Jesus being a mere spiritual teacher, rather than the revolutionary, which ultimately got him killed. 


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    Harry Young
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "a very interesting book on jesus that tells why the church decided that jesus should be remembered as a teacher and not a revolutionary "
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    #10Hard Choices

    Hard Choices

    This Hillary Clinton's memoir covers her days as Secretary of State, including every challenge, crises and choices she had to made while serving for the first Obama's administration (2009-2013)


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    Juan Cruz
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Im not a fan of hers and her horrific choices in life , this book is not good at all "
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    #11A Fighting Chance

    A Fighting Chance

    Elizabeth Warren shares with everybody how did she become the successful politician she got to be: the woman who once wanted to be an elementary school teacher, ended up being one of the leaders of the new bankruptcy laws that were being promulgated in Washington. 


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    Virginia Davis
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This is a great read if you're interested in politics. I would prefer something different, but this is okay for a political read."
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    #12Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Michelle Knight was a single mother who got kidnapped by a school driver. She was held under captivity for ten years, suffering terrible tortures from her captor, until one day she managed to escape, along with two other kidnapped women. This memoir, shares how she managed not to lose her mind, what helped overcome all that suffering and how she managed to get back to normal life. 


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    Carl Ferguson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I was looking for the best from 2014 and i think i've certainly found it. A breathtaking true story, filled with emotion and incredibly engaging. This is an excellent and very well received book. I can't go wrong here. "
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    #13Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival
    'Unbroken' is the true and incredible story of Louis Zamperini, a lieutenant that survives a plane crash during the Pacific War in 1943. This is one of the most incredible odysseys of the 20th century and the inspiration for a motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie.

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    Howard Green
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you like historical non-fiction, give this one a try. If you also like WW2 history, you must try this one!"
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    #14Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

    Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

    Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe is a non-fiction novel written by John Boswell that tells the story of the LGBT people who got married even before the legality of the ceremony in Europe.


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    Joshua Chavez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is pretty interesting, and gives lots of real world information. It is about the LGBT community, and marriage."
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    #15Nobody Passes

    Nobody Passes
    Nobody Passes is a non-fiction book written by Matt Bernstein Sycamore. This book is a compilation of stories from LGBT people who struggle to fit with the societal standards. 

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    Donald Brooks
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The theme in this book interests me and that is why I bought it. The book is has a wide variety of identity related topics that are very engaging .It was an awesome book to read and I enjoyed every page."
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    Stonewall is a non-fiction book written by Martin Bauml Duberman that tells the story of a gay bar named Stonewall. It has been raided before and it caused a riot between the cops and the LGBT people.


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    Abhinav Pillai
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "It was an interesting read about something that I would not usually read about. It's just not something that really grabs my attention. "


Best What are the best 2014 NY Times non-fiction best sellers
1I Am MalalaBooks 30 Paid
2Flash BoysBooks 26 Paid
3No Place to HideBooks 23 Paid
4David & GoliathBooks 23 Paid
5Everybody's Got SomethingBooks 18 Paid
6Humans of New YorkBooks 17 Paid
710% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True StoryBooks 14 Paid
8Capital in the Twenty First CenturyBooks 9 Paid
9Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethBooks 8 Paid
10Hard ChoicesBooks 7 Paid

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