Nonfiction Best Sellers
Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of June 18, 2017
- AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.
- ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.
- THEFT BY FINDING by David Sedaris. Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.
- OPTION B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
- HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J. D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
- THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.
- THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT by Ben Sasse. The Nebraska senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.
- KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
- SHATTERED by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
- BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
- CHURCHILL AND ORWELL by Thomas E. Ricks. A dual biography of two independent thinkers.
- THE BOOK OF JOY by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.
- THE OPERATOR by Robert O'Neill. The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.
- BLACK PRIVILEGE by Charlamagne Tha God. The radio personality presents his life story and offers advice for success.
- WRITTEN OUT OF HISTORY by Mike Lee. Early Americans who warned against a central government, by the Republican senator from Utah.