New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
April 19, 2020
1. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
3. More Myself: A Journey
Alicia Keys with Michelle Burford
The Grammy Award-winning musician retraces her path to discovering her own worth.
4. Front Row at the Trump Show
The ABC News chief White House correspondent gives his perspective on our current president and describes the shifts within their relationship.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
6. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
7. The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV
A memoir by a former N.F.L. player and reality TV star of
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
9. Open Book
Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary
The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
10. The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s
An oral history of the sitcom from its beginnings
on the BBC through its nine-season run on American network TV.
11. Mitch, Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (And America, Too)
Matt Jones with Chris Tomlin
The founder of Kentucky Sports Radio makes his case that the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, should be voted out of office.
12. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
13. Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
A memoir that provides a look into the royal family by a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.
14. The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
Stories, interviews and reflections on the act of letting go of resentment.
15. 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.
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A version of this list appears in the April 19, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 4, 2020.