New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 10, 2023
1. The Woman in Me
The Grammy Award-winning pop star details her personal and professional experiences, including the years she spent under a conservatorship overseen by her father.
2. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
The late actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on
shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.
3. My Name is Barbra
The EGOT winner chronicles her journey in show business and reveals details about some of her personal relationships.
4. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
The survivors of a shipwrecked British vessel on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain have different accounts of events.
5. Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism
The MSNBC host and co-author of
details a campaign to overthrow the U.S. government and install authoritarian rule prior to and during our involvement in World War II.
6. Elon Musk
The author of
The Code Breaker
traces Musk's life and summarizes his work on electric vehicles, private space exploration and artificial intelligence.
7. I'm Glad My Mom Died
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
8. Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, a Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
Mark Harmon and Leon Carroll Jr.
The story of a Japanese American naval intelligence agent, a Japanese spy and events in Hawaii before the start of World War II.
9. My Effin' Life
Geddy Lee with Daniel Richler
The musician known for his work with the band Rush chronicles his life as a child of Holocaust survivors and his time in the limelight.
10. Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones
Dolly Parton with Holly George-Warren
The country music legend shares stories about her favorite outfits she has worn on and off the stage.
11. Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The 13th book in the conservative commentator's Killing series gives a portrayal of the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Mass.
12. Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality
The Fox News host gives an account of the relationship between President Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington.
13. Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity
Peter Attia with Bill Gifford
A look at recent scientific research on aging and longevity.
14. Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond
Henry Winkler with James Kaplan
The Emmy Award-winning actor shares how playing roles such as the Fonz and his struggles with dyslexia affected his life.
15. Making It So: A Memoir
The Olivier Award-winning actor recounts his classical theater training and onscreen portrayals of the iconic roles of Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Charles Xavier.
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A version of this list appears in the December 10, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 25, 2023.