New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
August 25, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
2. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author's personal history.
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. Three Women
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.
5. 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.
6. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
7. Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
8. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
A collection of essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James Baldwin and the author's Nobel lecture.
9. The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
Timothy C. Winegard
Ways in which this insect has affected economies, wars, civilizations and more.
10. 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.
11. The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz- Age America
Prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt and investigator Franklin Dodge's takedown of bootlegger George Remus during Prohibition.
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. 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.
14. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
15. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
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A version of this list appears in the August 25, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 10, 2019.
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