Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of October 20, 2019

  1. BLOWOUT by Rachel Maddow. The MSNBC host argues that the global oil and gas industry has weakened democracies and bolstered authoritarians.

  2. THE BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. Profiles of women from around the world who have blazed trails and challenged the status quo.

  3. TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell. Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

  4. THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP by Bill O'Reilly. The conservative commentator weaves interviews and personal history to portray the power and influence of the 45th president.

  5. INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore. The Hollywood star chronicles the rocky relationships, body image issues and public perceptions that affected her attempts to balance family and fame.

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

  7. OVER THE TOP by Jonathan Van Ness. How the hairstylist, comedian and "Queer Eye" star overcame ridicule and trauma.

  8. PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden. A memoir by the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the government’s mass surveillance program.

  9. CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis and Bing West. The former Marine infantry officer and secretary of defense recounts key moments from his career and imparts his leadership philosophy.

  10. KNOW MY NAME by Chanel Miller. A sexual assault victim reclaims her identity and challenges our culture and criminal justice system as they relate to this issue.

  11. FACE IT by Debbie Harry. A memoir by the lead singer of Blondie and downtown New York City icon.

  12. 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.

  13. WHERE DO I BEGIN? by Elvis Duran. The syndicated morning radio host recalls the highlights and mortifying moments of his career.

  14. EXONERATED by Dan Bongino. The Fox News contributor and former Secret Service agent gives his take on the Mueller investigation.

  15. THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST by Samantha Power. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from being an immigrant to being an activist outsider to serving in President Obama’s cabinet.

      Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists