Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of June 24, 2018

  1. CALYPSO by David Sedaris. A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

  2. TRUMP'S AMERICA by Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the House’s views on the achievements of and obstacles facing the current administration.

  3. THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates.

  4. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Pollan. A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

  5. THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

  6. THE WORLD AS IT IS by Ben Rhodes. A memoir by the former speechwriter and deputy national security advisor to President Obama.

  7. THE RESTLESS WAVE by John McCain and Mark Salter. A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

  8. FACTFULNESS by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund. A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

  9. LINCOLN'S LAST TRIALby Dan Abrams and David Fisher. The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protégé.

  10. A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey. The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

  11. BARRACOON by Zora Neale Hurston. A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

  12. WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE by Michael Eric Dyson. The outcomes from a meeting between James Baldwin and other prominent artists, and Robert F. Kennedy.

  13. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  14. I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara. The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

  15. THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney. The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan’s 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.


     Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists