Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of December 9, 2018

  1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama. 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.

  2. KILLING THE SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

  3. SHIP OF FOOLS by Tucker Carlson. The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

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

  5. LEADERSHIP by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

  6. SHADE by Pete Souza. The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

  7. FEAR by Bob Woodward. Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

  8. CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY by Andrew Roberts. A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.

  9. IN PIECES by Sally Field. A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

  10. BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS by Stephen Hawking. A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

  11. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz. The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

  12. HINDSIGHT by Justin Timberlake. A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

  13. THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean. The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

  14. STRANGER THINGS: WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN by Gina Mcintyre. A behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons of the Netflix series.

  15. THE FIFTH RISK by Michael Lewis. The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.  

  Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists