New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 31, 2023
1. Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning
The former congresswoman from Wyoming recounts how she helped lead the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol.
2. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.
3. The Woman in Me
The Grammy Award-winning pop star details her personal and professional experiences, including the years she spent under a conservatorship overseen by her father.
4. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
The late actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on
shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.
5. My Name is Barbra
The EGOT winner chronicles her journey in show business and reveals details about some of her personal relationships.
6. Elon Musk
The author of
The Code Breaker
traces Musk's life and summarizes his work on electric vehicles, private space exploration and artificial intelligence.
7. Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity
Peter Attia with Bill Gifford
A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.
8. Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, a Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
Mark Harmon and Leon Carroll Jr.
The story of a Japanese American naval intelligence agent, a Japanese spy and events in Hawaii before the start of World War II.
9. Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones
Dolly Parton with Holly George-Warren
The country music legend shares stories about her favorite outfits she has worn on and off the stage.
10. My Effin' Life
Geddy Lee with Daniel Richler
The musician known for his work with the band Rush chronicles his life as a child of Holocaust survivors and his time in the limelight.
11. Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism
The MSNBC host and co-author of
details a campaign to overthrow the U.S. government and install authoritarian rule prior to and during our involvement in World War II.
12. Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond
Henry Winkler with James Kaplan
The Emmy Award-winning actor shares how playing roles such as the Fonz and his struggles with dyslexia affected his life.
13. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America
Heather Cox Richardson
The historian and author of the newsletter
Letters From an American
shares her views on the current political moment.
14. Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The 13th book in the conservative commentator's Killing series gives a portrayal of the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Mass.
15. Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality
The Fox News host gives an account of the relationship between President Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington.
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A version of this list appears in the December 31, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 16, 2023.
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