New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
April 5, 2020
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
2. 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.
3. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
5. Open Book
Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary
The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
6. 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.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
8. 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.
9. John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial
Dan Abrams and David Fisher
How the man who became the second president served as the defense lawyer for the British soldiers who stood accused in the Boston Massacre in 1770.
10. The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer delves into the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels.
11. 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.
12. How to Be an Artist
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic prescribes methods to nurture a creative life.
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. Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker
How epidemics and pandemics can disrupt everyday life and world order.
15. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
Anne Case and Angus Deaton
An examination of the economic and social difficulties besieging the working class and benefiting the wealthy.
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A version of this list appears in the April 5, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 21, 2020.
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