New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 18, 2020
1. The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis
The career highlights, public life and private struggles of the singer and songwriter.
Based on 17 on-the-record interviews with President Trump and other reporting, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist details the president's perspective on multiple crises.
3. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
4. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age
A second illustrated collection of poems chronicling and satirizing current events.
5. Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The ninth book in the conservative commentator's Killing series focuses on conflicts with Native Americans.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
7. Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
An account of President Trump's business empire, political campaign and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.
8. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
9. One Vote Away
The Republican senator from Texas gives his views on what might happen if liberals gain a simple majority on the Supreme Court.
10. Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation
The conservative commentator makes her case that Black Americans should part ways with the Democratic Party.
11. Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation
A former lead prosecutor in the special counsel's office gives his account of the investigation into the 2016 election.
12. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump
The clinical psychologist gives her assessment of events and patterns inside her family and how they shaped President Trump.
13. Live Free or Die: America (And the World) on the Brink
host offers his assessment on what is at stake in the 2020 election.
14. The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
A biography of White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III by a married couple who are a correspondent for
The New York Times
and a staff writer for the
15. Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents
The senior editor at
The American Conservative
perceives a totalitarian threat to Christians in the form of psychological manipulation.
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A version of this list appears in the October 18, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 3, 2020.
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