New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 13, 2019
1. 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.
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. 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.
4. Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
Jonathan Van Ness
How the hairstylist, comedian and
star overcame ridicule and trauma.
5. 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.
6. Permanent Record
A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government's mass surveillance program.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Garrett M. Graff
An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
12. Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of President Donald Trump by the Swamp
The Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent gives his take on the Mueller investigation.
13. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Two reporters for The New York Times recount their investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuses of power and the subsequent global disclosure of women's traumatic stories.
14. The Education of an Idealist
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama's cabinet.
15. High School
Sara Quin and Tegan Quin
The musicians and identical twins from Calgary, Alberta share stories about the difficulties and pressures they faced while growing up
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A version of this list appears in the October 13, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 28, 2019.
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