New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
April 12, 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.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
8. Open Book
Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary
The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work and Life
A memoir by the lifetyle brand founder and mental health advocate.
12. The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
Robert B. Reich
The economist and political commentator gives his take on wealth and power in the United States.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima
The Fox News anchor weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.
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A version of this list appears in the April 12, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 28, 2020.