Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of April 21, 2019

  1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

  2. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  3. THE MATRIARCH by Susan Page. A biography of the former first lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.

  4. THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY by Ben Shapiro. The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization.

  5. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb. A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

  6. COMMANDER IN CHEAT by Rick Reilly. A sportswriter handicaps the current president’s character, based on how he plays golf.

  7. LADIES WHO PUNCH by Ramin Setoodeh. A behind-the-scenes look at the daytime talk show “The View.”

  8. DOING JUSTICE by Preet Bharara. The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.

  9. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou. The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

  10. AMERICAN MOONSHOT by Douglas Brinkley. The development of NASA and the space race against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

  11. SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe. A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

  12. THE UNWINDING OF THE MIRACLE by Julie Yip-Williams. After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, a lawyer and mother of two chronicles her life.

  13. THE CASE FOR TRUMP by Victor Davis Hanson. A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.

  14. FINDING MY VOICE by Valerie Jarrett. A memoir by President Obama’s longest-serving senior advisor.

  15. SHORTEST WAY HOME by Pete Buttigieg. A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

      Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists