New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 15, 2019
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
2. A Warning
A senior official in the Trump administration offers an assessment of the president and makes a moral appeal.
3. Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump
Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch
The founders of Fusion GPS detail their investigations of Donald Trump and the subsequent fallout.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
5. Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us
Donald Trump Jr.
Forays into politics and views on liberals from the executive vice president of the Trump Organization.
6. 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.
7. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History
Fox & Friends
host gives an account of the battle against the Mexican Army in 1836.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
9. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
Lessons learned by the Alboms when they bring a Haitian orphan with a life-threatening illness into their family.
10. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
An owner's manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
11. Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton
The musical theater icon's second installment of her memoir describes her arrival in Hollywood, becoming a mother and her relationship with Blake Edwards.
12. The Beautiful Ones
Prince. Edited by Dan Piepenbring
A memoir by the musician written before his death, with photos and other memorabilia showing his evolution.
13. Jay-Z: Made in America
Michael Eric Dyson
An appreciation of the rapper's career over the last three decades.
14. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.
15. The Way I Heard It
The television personality relays stories from his podcast and personal anecdotes.
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A version of this list appears in the December 15, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 30, 2019.