New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
March 1, 2020
1. Open Book
Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary
The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
2. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.
3. Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite
The author of
gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
6. 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.
7. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the Los Angeles Laker player.
8. Why We're Polarized
The editor at large and co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America.
9. 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.
10. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
11. The Body: A Guide for Occupants
An owner's manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.
12. The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood
The making of the film
and shifts in Hollywood during the 1970s.
13. Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
The cultural and political contexts of the crises that Generation X women face.
14. Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
Douglas W. Tallamy
Potential grass-roots solutions citizens might take to help reverse declining wildlife populations.
15. Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors examine issues affecting working-class Americans.
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A version of this list appears in the March 1, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 15, 2020.
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