New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 1, 2019
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace
Nikki R. Haley
A memoir by the former United States ambassador to the United Nations and governor of South Carolina.
4. 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.
The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.
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.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston
A friend and collaborator gives her account of various aspects of her relationship with the late pop star Whitney Houston.
11. 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.
12. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy To Protect Predators
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
14. The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America
The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.
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 1, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 16, 2019.