New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
July 14, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
2. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
4. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
5. Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
Pulitzer Prize winner John Meacham and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw explore how America was shaped by music.
6. The Sixth Man: A Memoir
Andre Iguodala with Carvell Wallace
A memoir by the professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors and 2012 N.B.A. All-Star.
7. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
8. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
9. The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unravelling of the American Story
The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.
10. Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
William H. McRaven
A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Ladin.
11. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.
12. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
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. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.
15. Life Will Be the Death of Me: ...and You, Too!
The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.
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A version of this list appears in the July 14, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 29, 2019.
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