Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of August 12, 2018

  1. THE RUSSIA HOAX by Gregg Jarrett. The Fox News analyst makes his case for why the F.B.I. investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is without legal merit.

  2. LIARS, LEAKERS AND LIBERALS by Jeanine Pirro. The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Trump.

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

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

  5. INDIANAPOLIS by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. A newly researched look into the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. THE DEATH OF TRUTH by Michiko Kakutani. The former New York Times chief book critic examines the cultural forces that have chipped away at reason and common values.

  11. THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY by Malcolm Nance. The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.

  12. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A meditation on race in America.

  13. THE BRIEFING by Sean Spicer. A personal account of working for Trump's campaign, transition team and the Trump White House.

  14. I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara. A search for "the Golden State Killer." 

  15. FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL by Beck Dorey-Stein. A memoir by a woman who went from working many part-time jobs to becoming one of President Obama's stenographers.


    Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists