Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of October 13, 2019

  1. INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore. The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.

  2. TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell. Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

  3. THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP by Bill O'Reilly. The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.

  4. OVER THE TOP by Jonathan Van Ness. How the hairstylist, comedian and "Queer Eye" star overcame ridicule and trauma.

  5. KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller. A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.

  6. PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowde. A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government’s mass surveillance program.

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

  8. CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis and Bing West. The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.

  9. YEAR OF THE MONKEY by Patti Smith. A memoir by the musician and artist surveys events during 2016, including a visit to see dying friends and a sea change in the political landscape.

  10. THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett M. Graff. An oral history of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, based on transcripts, declassified documents and interviews.

  11. 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.

  12. EXONERATED by Dan Bongino. The Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent gives his take on the Mueller investigation.

  13. SHE SAID by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Two reporters for The New York Times recount their investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuses of power and the subsequent global disclosure of women’s traumatic stories.

  14. THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST by Samantha Power. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama’s cabinet.

  15. HIGH SCHOOL by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin. The musicians and identical twins from Calgary, Alberta share stories about the difficulties and pressures they faced while growing up.


      Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists