New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
January 12, 2020
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
3. 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.
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
5. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History
Fox & Friends
host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
6. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
Lessons learned by the Alboms when they bring a Haitian orphan with a life-threatening illness into their family.
7. A Warning
A senior official in the Trump administration offers an assessment of the president and makes a moral appeal.
8. Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us
Donald Trump Jr.
Forays into politics and views on liberals from the executive vice president of the Trump Organization.
9. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
An owner's manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. The Way I Heard It
The television personality relays stories from his podcast and personal anecdotes.
13. The Beautiful Ones
Prince. Edited by Dan Piepenbring
A memoir by the musician written before his death, with photos and other memorabilia showing his evolution.
14. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
15. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy To Protect Predators
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.
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A version of this list appears in the January 12, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 28, 2019.
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