NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 UNDERSTANDING TRUMP UNDERSTANDING TRUMP, by Newt Gingrich.

The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.

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2 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, by Al Franken.

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

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3 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

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4 I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss.

The comedian’s personal and professional life.

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5 HILLBILLY ELEGY HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J D Vance.

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

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6 HUNGER HUNGER, by Roxane Gay.

The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”

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7 THEFT BY FINDING THEFT BY FINDING, by David Sedaris.

Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.

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8 BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR, by David Fisher.

Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.

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9 HUE 1968 HUE 1968, by Mark Bowden.

An account of the Tet Offensive battle that was a turning point in the American war in Vietnam.

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10 OPTION B OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.

Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

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11 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann.

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

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12 THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, by David McCullough.

A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.

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13 ON TYRANNY ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

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14 NO IS NOT ENOUGH NO IS NOT ENOUGH, by Naomi Klein.

Klein describes Trump's "corporate coup" and offers suggestions for how to oppose him.

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15 YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, by Sherman Alexie.

The Indian writer’s memoir of his complicated relationship with his mother.

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