Hardcover Nonfiction

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#1 I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP

Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

The comedian’s personal and professional life.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#2 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

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

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#3 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#4 THEFT BY FINDING

David Sedaris

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

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#5 OPTION B

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.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#6 HILLBILLY ELEGY

J D Vance

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

On the bestsellers list for 46 weeks


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#7 BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR

David Fisher

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

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#8 IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE?

Alan Alda

The actor’s efforts to help people learn to communicate more effectively.

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#9 HUE 1968

Mark Bowden

An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.

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#10 THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT

Ben Sasse

The Nebraska Republican senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

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#11 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks

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#12 THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

David McCullough

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

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#13 SHATTERED

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#14 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


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#15 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks


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