Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of February 17, 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. FROM THE GROUND UP by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon. The former chief executive of Starbucks recounts his journey to success and shares the inspirational stories of others.

  4. TEAM OF VIPERS by Cliff Sims. The former special assistant to President Trump recalls what he considers his successes and failures in the White House.

  5. LET ME FINISH by Chris Christie. The former governor of New Jersey describes his relationship with President Trump and the tensions among others close to the president.

  6. THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

  7. WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher. Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

  8. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris. A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

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

  10. THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean. The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

  11. SHAMELESS by Nadia Bolz-Weber. A modern-day pastor calls for a reformation of Christian messaging about sex.

  12. MAID by Stephanie Land. An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

  13. THE POINT OF IT ALL by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer. A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

  14. INHERITANCE by Dani Shapiro. Secrets and identity in a fast-paced age of science and technology are explored through the story of a woman who discovered her biological father.

  15. THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE by David Treuer. A kaleidoscopic portrait of Native American history from 1890 to the present.

  16.        Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists