New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 27, 2019
1. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.
2. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
3. Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History
The Fox News commentator offers his analysis of the Mueller Report.
4. The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America
The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.
5. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.
6. Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting for
Susan E Rice
The former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations gives an insider's perspective on some of the country's most pivotal moments of the 21st century.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
8. Inside Out: A Memoir
The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.
9. Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law
James B Stewart
The New York Times columnist gives a deconstruction of the various accounts of what happened leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
10. Letters from an Astrophysicist
Neil deGrasse Tyson
In a hand-picked collection of 101 letters, the celebrity astrophysicist answers a vast array of questions from science to faith and Pluto.
11. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
Jim Mattis and Bing West
The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.
12. Year of the Monkey
A memoir by the musician and artist surveys events during 2016, including a visit to see dying friends and a sea change in the political landscape.
13. Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
Jonathan Van Ness
How the hairstylist, comedian and
star overcame ridicule and trauma.
14. Know My Name: A Memoir
A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
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A version of this list appears in the October 27, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 12, 2019.
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