Bestseller List for August 21, 2019
Based on sales for the week ending August 18, 2019
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Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28.00, 9780399590504
Westover's unforgettable memoir about growing up, being kept out of school, leaving her survivalist family, and going on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. A Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce title and the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for March 2018.
How to Be an Antiracist- Debut
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27.00, 9780525509288
Kendi's book is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S , $27.00, 9781451642292
A groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for July 2019.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714
Superstar blogger Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
David McCullough, S&S, $30.00, 9781501168680
Pulitzer Prize-winner McCullough tells of the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062888433
With his usual mix of erudition and humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before.
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27.00, 9780525510543
Tolentino's dazzling collection of nine original essays, written with sharpness, wit, and fearlessness, delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity.
The Source of Self-Regard
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525521037
Morrison's new book is a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35.00, 9781476753836
A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements. Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00, 9781328662057
Gottlieb's hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers, and so is she.
The Second Mountain
David Brooks, Random House, $28.00, 9780812993264
Brooks explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.
Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America- Debut
Christopher Leonard, S&S, $35.00, 9781476775388
Leonard tells the ambitious tale of how one private company consolidated power over half a century--and how in doing so, it helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today.
David Epstein, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9780735214484
A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.
Is There Still Sex in the City?- Debut
Candace Bushnell, Grove Press, $26.00, 9780802147264
The bestselling author of Sex and the City looks at the wilds and lows of sex and dating after 50.