New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 18, 2018
1. Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.
A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.
3. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.
4. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
The Fox News anchor argues that America's ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
5. Fear: Trump in the White House
Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
6. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.
7. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.
8. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
10. I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff
A collection of anecdotes and reflections from the co-creator of "Broad City".
11. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
12. The Fifth Risk
The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
13. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
14. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
An investigation of cultural trends that the authors argue are failing the next generation.
15. Presidents of War
How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.
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A version of this list appears in the November 18, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 3, 2018.
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