The Best Books of 2012

Results for Best Nonfiction

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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s ...more

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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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3,300 votes
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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2,978 votes
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
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2,494 votes
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
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2,191 votes
The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean
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2,079 votes
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
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1,974 votes
A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
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1,969 votes
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
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1,547 votes
Free Will by Sam Harris
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Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
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708 votes
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
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683 votes
How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
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657 votes
Dream Team by Jack McCallum
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398 votes
Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis
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375 votes
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
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341 votes
Green Illusions by Ozzie Zehner
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204 votes
This Is How by Augusten Burroughs
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121 votes
The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
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Twilight of the Elites by Christopher L. Hayes
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