New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
May 19, 2019
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
2. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
34. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.
4. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
5. Life Will Be the Death of Me...and You, Too!
The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.
6. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist's patient.
7. The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
A biography of the former first lady Barbara Bush, based on interviews and her private diaries.
8. Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.
9. Nanaville : Adventures in Grandparenting
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist observes the joys of being a grandmother.
10. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
11. America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
The author of
Magicians of the Gods
makes his case about the origins of civilizations.
12. Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
The stories of eight men who became president without being elected because their predecessors died in office.
13. Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
A minute-by-minute account of the events of 9/11 interwoven with stories from victims and survivors.
14. From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
A black American woman marries a Sicilian man, and finds solace in food and family after tragedy strikes.
15. A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.
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A version of this list appears in the May 19, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 4, 2019.