Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of February 11, 2018

  1. FIRE AND FURY by Michael Wolff. A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.
  2. ALL-AMERICAN MURDER by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey. The story of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end convicted of first-degree murder.

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

  4. LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson. A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines. 

  5. IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THINK by David Cay Johnston. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes how he believes the scope of the Trump presidency differs from all the others.

  6. THE LAST BLACK UNICORN by Tiffany Haddish. The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness.

  7.  GRANT by Ron Chernow. A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States. 

  8.  HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.

  9. HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. The Harvard professors examine the erosion of democracies in Europe and Latin America and recommend ways to avoid authoritarianism.

  10.  WHEN by Daniel H. Pink. Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.

  11. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE by John Leland. Wisdom and stories from six New Yorkers age 85 and older that challenge notions of aging.

  12. TRUMPOCRACY by David Frum. A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues how the current president might push America to become an illiberal democracy.

  13.  KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.

  14.   ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

  15. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and asha bandele. Reflections on love, justice and humanity from a founder of Black Lives Matter.

      Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists