New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 13, 2019
1. Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi MooreThe Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.
5. Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel MillerA sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.
6. Permanent Record by Edward SnowdenA memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government's mass surveillance program.
7. Educated by Tara WestoverThe daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
8. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing WestThe former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.
9. Year of the Monkey by Patti SmithA memoir by the musician and artist surveys events during 2016, including a visit to see dying friends and a sea change in the political landscape.
11. Becoming by Michelle ObamaThe former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
14. The Education of an Idealist by Samantha PowerThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama's cabinet.
15. High School by Sara Quin and Tegan QuinThe musicians and identical twins from Calgary, Alberta share stories about the difficulties and pressures they faced while growing up