New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
April 28, 2019
1. Life Will Be the Death of Me...and You, Too!
The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
3. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
Robert A. Caro
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer shares insights into his craft.
7. The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great
The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization.
8. Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
A sportswriter handicaps the current president's character, based on how he plays golf.
9. Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration
Issues created by mass incarceration and our criminal justice system are explored through the cases of two young people.
10. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
A memoir by the former restaurant critic of
The New York Times
and editor in chief of
11. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
12. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
The development of NASA and the space race against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
13. Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View
A behind-the-scenes look at the daytime talk show
14. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The fight for Reconstruction's promise, the terror ignited by Jim Crow segregation and its modern reverberations.
15. Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
The stories of eight men who became president without being elected because their predecessors died in office.
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A version of this list appears in the April 28, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 13, 2019.
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