New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
May 28, 2023
The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.
2. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.
3. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.
4. The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up
The host and executive producer of
Watch What Happens Live
juggles fatherhood and his career.
5. Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity
Peter Attia with Bill Gifford
A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.
6. I'm Glad My Mom Died
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
7. Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself
The Emmy Award-winning journalist details how he grieved for his late father and sought to make his own way.
8. Walking With Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain
The actor and travel writer treks 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago with his elder son.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over 35 years.
10. Lessons Learned and Cherished: The Teacher Who Changed My Life
Essays by celebrities about the teachers who impacted their lives.
11. You Can't Joke About That: Why Everything is Funny, Nothing is Sacred, and We're All in This Together
The co-host of
and Fox News contributor gives her take on free speech and comedy.
12. It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs
Mary Louise Kelly
The cohost of NPR's
All Things Considered
reflects on the period of time when her father died and her older son would soon leave for college.
13. A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author details the Ku Klux Klan's rise to the height of its power in the 1920s and how one brutalized woman's testimony diminished it.
14. The Last Honest Man: The CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the Kennedys -- and One Senator's Fight to Save Democracy
James Risen with Thomas Risen
Senator Frank Church's investigation of abuses of power in the intelligence community.
15. When the Heavens Went on Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Who Put Space Within Reach
The author of
chronicles the work of four companies attempting to make an intergalactic land grab.
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A version of this list appears in the May 28, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 13, 2023.