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New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

Week of January 5th (list limited to titles available at the library)

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1.

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
2.

Educated

by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
3.

The Point Of It All

by Charles Krauthammer

A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
4.

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.
5.

Brief Answers To The Big Questions

by Stephen Hawking

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
6.

Killing The Ss

by Bill O'Reilly

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
7.

Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
8.

Leadership

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
9.

The Fifth Risk

by Michael Lewis

How the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
10.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
11.

Fear

by Bob Woodward

Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
12.

Shade

by Pete Souza

Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
13.

Churchill: Walking With Destiny

by Andrew Roberts

A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
14.

Beastie Boys Book

by Michael Diamond

The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.
15.

Almost Everything

by Anne Lamott

Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.