Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of June 17, 2018

  1. CALYPSO by David Sedaris. A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

  2. THE RESTLESS WAVE by John McCain and Mark Salter. A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

  3. A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey. The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

  4. THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

  5. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Pollan. A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

  6. BARRACOON by Zora Neale Hurston. A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

  7. FACTS AND FEARS by James R. Clapper with Trey Brown. The former director of national intelligence describes events that challenged the intelligence community and considers some ethical questions around its efforts.

  8. TAILSPIN by Steven Brill. A look at how American values and democracy have deteriorated, and the people and institutions seeking to reverse this.

  9. I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara. The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

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

  11. THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney. The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.

  12. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou. The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

  13. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

  14. MEASURE WHAT MATTERS by John Doerr. How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed.

  15. FACTFULNESS by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund. A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

           Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists