The Best Nonfiction Books of 2021 (Anticipated)

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This is a list of the upcoming 2021 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books, limited to hardcover new releases. I’ll be updating this list as more titles are announced, so stay tuned for more!

Bill Gates’s How to Avoid a Climate Disaster and the The Cult of We, a book about the WeWork fiasco, are probably the two titles that interest me that most.

Will you be reading any of these books? If there’s a something you think belongs on this list, please do drop me a line!

For more books coming soon, see the list of Upcoming New Release Books.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates

What It's About: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, shares what he has learnt in over a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address climate problems. He explains how the world can work to build the tools it needs to get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions - investing in research, inventing new technologies and deploying them quickly at a large scale...

Publication Date: February 16, 2021
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The Code Breaker
Walter Isaacson

What It's About: The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed...

Publication Date: March 9, 2021
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Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Joan Didion

What It's About: Ten pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer

Here are six pieces written in 1968 from the "Points West" Saturday Evening Post column Joan Didion shared from 1964 to 1969 with her husband, John Gregory Dunne about: American newspapers; a session with Gamblers Anonymous; a visit to San Simeon; being rejected by Stanford; dropping in on Nancy Reagan, wife of the then-governor of California, while a TV crew filmed her at home; and an evening at the annual reunion of WWII veterans from the 101st Airborne Association at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas...

Publication Date: January 26, 2021
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The Soul of a Woman
Isabel Allende

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea comes a passionate and inspiring meditation on what it means to be a woman.

"When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating," begins Isabel Allende. As a child, she watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children without "resources or voice...

Publication Date: March 2, 2021
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Broken (In the Best Possible Way)
Jenny Lawson

What It's About: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson comes her most personal book yet.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor...

Publication Date: April 13, 2021
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Nadia Owusu

What It's About: This poetic, genre-bending work—blending memoir with cultural history—from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu grapples with the fault lines of identity, the meaning of home, black womanhood, and the ripple effects, both personal and generational, of emotional trauma.

Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world—from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala...

Publication Date: January 12, 2021
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A Relevant Faith: Searching for a Meaningful American Christianity
J. D. Vance

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Publication Date: October 19, 2021

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation: Young Reader's Edition
Jeff Chang

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Publication Date: January 19, 2021
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Homo Irrealis: Essays
André Aciman

What It's About: The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works

Irrealis moods are the set of verbal moods that indicate that something is not actually the case or a certain situation or action is not known to have happened ...

Publication Date: January 19, 2021
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The Cult of We
Eliot Brown

What It's About: The riveting inside story of WeWork and the brash founder who briefly turned it into the country's most valuable startup before his own epic unraveling, from the Wall Street Journal reporters whose scoops hastened the company's downfall.

In 2001, Adam Neumann arrived in New York after five years as a conscript in the Israeli navy...

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Languages of Truth: Nonfiction 2003-2020
Salman Rushdie

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Publication Date: Not Available

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