NYT Best Seller Non Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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2 EDUCATED EDUCATED, by Tara Westover.

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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3 KILLING THE SS KILLING THE SS, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

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4 SHADE SHADE, by Pete Souza.

The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

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5 HILLBILLY ELEGY HILLBILLY ELEGY, by JD Vance.

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

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6 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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7 SHIP OF FOOLS SHIP OF FOOLS, by Tucker Carlson.

The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

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8 BEASTIE BOYS BOOK BEASTIE BOYS BOOK, by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz.

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

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9 LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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10 FEAR FEAR, by Bob Woodward.

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

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11 TRUMP'S ENEMIES TRUMP'S ENEMIES, by Corey R Lewandowski and David N Bossie.

The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.

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12 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

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13 BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, by Stephen Hawking.

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

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14 THE LIBRARY BOOK THE LIBRARY BOOK, by Susan Orlean.

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

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15 JUST MERCY JUST MERCY, by Bryan Stevenson.

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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