The Indie Politics and Current Events Bestseller List

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The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

Here is the Indie Politics and Current Events Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 30, 2022.

Confidence Man1. Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
Maggie Haberman, Penguin Press, $32, 9780593297346

2. The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021
Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday, $32, 9780385546539

3. Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber
Andy Borowitz, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781668003886

4. Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
Dahlia Lithwick, Penguin Press, $29, 9780525561385

5. American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy
David Corn, Twelve, $30, 9781538723050

6. Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney's Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department
Geoffrey Berman, Penguin Press, $30, 9780593300299

7. On Lying and Politics: A Library of America Special Publication
Hannah Arendt, David Bromwich (Intro.), Library of America, $12.50, 9781598537314

8. Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion
Gabrielle Blair, Workman, $14.99, 9781523523184

9. Adrift: America in 100 Charts
Scott Galloway, Portfolio, $35, 9780593542408

10. When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm
Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe, Doubleday, $32.50, 9780385546232

11. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall, Penguin, $16, 9780525560562

12. Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America
Cody Keenan, Mariner Books, $29.99, 9780358651895

13. Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath
Bill Browder, Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781982153281

14. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
adrienne maree brown (Ed.), AK Press, $20, 9781849353267

15. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Crown, $9.99, 9780804190114

16. People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present
Dara Horn, Norton, $17.95, 9781324035947

17. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee, One World, $18, 9780525509585

18. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
adrienne maree brown, AK Press, $16, 9781849352604

19. Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $18, 9780525562191

20. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson, One World, $17, 9780593133934

21. No More Police: A Case for Abolition
Mariame Kaba, Andrea Ritchie, The New Press, $18.99, 9781620977323

22. The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy
Anand Giridharadas, Knopf, $30, 9780593318997

23. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $14, 9780679744726

24. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Michael Lewis, Norton, $17.95, 9781324035534

25. They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent
Sarah Kendzior, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250210722