New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 4, 2022
1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.
2. So Help Me God
The former vice president gives an account of his career, including his time in the Oval Office and during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
3. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on
shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.
4. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism.
5. I'm Glad My Mom Died
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
6. A Book of Days
More than 365 images and reflections by the National Book Award-winning author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
7. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.
8. Cinema Speculation
The filmmaker shares his love of cinema with special attention given to key American films of the 1970s.
9. The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer details Samuel Adams's contributions to the American Revolution.
10. The Philosophy of Modern Song
In a collection of more than 60 essays, the musician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature explores the nature of popular music.
11. The Queen: Her Life
A biography of Queen Elizabeth II, which explores her influence on Britain and the rest of the world.
12. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them.
13. Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don't Want to Forget to Remember
Observations and anecdotes from a star of
14. Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
The actor known for playing the villain Draco Malfoy in the
movies recounts his life on and off the set of the film series.
15. Radio's Greatest of All Tme
Rush Limbaugh with Kathryn Adams Limbaugh and David Limbaugh
A collection of the late conservative commentator's on-air moments, with memories from his widow and brother.
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A version of this list appears in the December 4, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 19, 2022.