New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
September 15, 2019
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
3. Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America
The Fox News host posits those she labels anti-Trump conspirators have committed possible crimes and a plot to destroy liberty.
4. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
5. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
6. Three Women
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.
7. 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.
8. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author's personal history.
9. Thank You for My Service
Mat Best with Ross Patterson and Nils Parker
An inside look into military life by the YouTube personality and former Army Ranger.
10. Between the World and Me
Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story, framed as a letter to the author's teenage son.
11. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
12. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
13. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
14. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
15. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.
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A version of this list appears in the September 15, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 31, 2019.