New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
July 16, 2017
1. Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism
Mark R. Levin
The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.
2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood.
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
4. The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump can Drain It
The Fox News host suggests how Donald Trump can fight corruption and cronyism in Washington.
5. Understanding Trump
The former House speaker explains the president's philosophy and political agenda.
6. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former
Saturday Night Live
writer and performer.
7. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Sandberg's experience after her husband's sudden death and Grant's psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
8. Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
Excerpts from the writer's diaries, 1977-2002.
9. I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
The comedian's personal and professional life.
10. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
11. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War
Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.
12. Hunger: A Memoir of My Body
The fiction writer and essayist's memoir about life as a "woman of size."
13. Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.
14. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
The Indian writer's memoir of his complicated relationship with his mother.
15. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
Two spiritual leaders discuss how to find joy in the face of suffering.
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A version of this list appears in the July 16, 2017 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 1, 2017.