New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
March 18, 2018
1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.
2. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."
3. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An argument for taking on risk.
4. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
5. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
6. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
A case for using reason, science and humanism to counter pessimistic views of Western civilization.
7. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
8. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.
9. The Last Black Unicorn
The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness.
10. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of
The Daily Show.
11. Leonardo Da Vinci
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath that connects his work in various disciplines.
12. The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
The physicist describes how humans might develop civilization in outer space and possibly become immortal.
13. Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved
A divinity school professor examines her tacit beliefs when she learns she has colon cancer.
14. Time Pieces : A Dublin Memoir
A memoir based on the author's experiences and imaginings of Dublin.
15. Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
How the United States failed to understand a secret wing of a Pakistani intelligence agency and doomed two wars.
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A version of this list appears in the March 18, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 3, 2018.