New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
June 14, 2020
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
2. Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science
Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively
The controversial virologist gives her account of her work over nearly four decades.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
4. 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.
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. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
8. Hollywood Park: A Memoir
The musician and author retraces his time growing up in an experimental commune and the difficulties he encountered after escaping it.
9. American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free
Fox and Friends Weekend
host gives his take on politics, culture and education.
10. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Layla F Saad
Ways to understand and possibly counteract white privilege.
11. Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage
The Texas congressman and former Navy SEAL prescribes ways to overcome adversity.
12. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
13. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
From 1945 to 1965, a family in Colorado had 12 children, six of whom went on to develop schizophrenia.
14. The Chiffon Trenches
André Leon Talley
A memoir by the former creative director at Vogue and a look at the changes in the fashion industry.
15. My Vanishing Country: A Memoir
A memoir that provides a historical and cultural analysis of the rural South by a former member of the South Carolina State Legislature.
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A version of this list appears in the June 14, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 30, 2020.