Washington bestsellers: Paperback nonfiction

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February 11, 2018
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
Locking Up Our Own
By James Forman Jr.
An examination of the mass incarceration of African Americans starting in the 1970s. (Farrar Straus and Giroux, $16)
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2 weeks on list
#11 last week
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
By Sean Covey
An approach on how to follow through on your goals. (Free Press, $18)
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100 weeks on list
#2 last week
You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Advice, inspiring stories and exercises to help you live with more self-confidence. (Running, $16)
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262 weeks on list
#3 last week
The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
A guide to improving communication in romantic relationships. (Northfield, $15.99)
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5 weeks on list
#15 last week
The New Jim Crow
By Michelle Alexander
A deep dive into how there are no ways to discriminate against African Americans despite the dismantling of Jim Crow laws. (The New Press, $19.95)
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The Great Game
By Peter Hopkirk
A study of imperial struggles across Central Asia. (Kodansha International, $18)
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22 weeks on list
Four Agreements
By Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz's self-help classic, sets four principles to follow for a happier life. (Amber-Allen, $12.95)
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5 weeks on list
#9 last week
Personal History
By Katharine Graham
The Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by the later owner of The Washington Post. (Vintage, $18)
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12 weeks on list
Start with Why
By Simon Sinek
What sets leaders apart and inspires their team. (Portfolio, $16)
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This Will Be My Undoing
By Morgan Jerkins
Morgan Jenkins' essay collection explores society and what it means to be a black woman today. (Harper Perennial, $15.99)
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9 weeks on list
What to Expect When You're Expecting
By Heidi Murkoff
One of the most popular books on pregnancy, this new edition is filled with information and tips for moms and dads. (Workman , $15.95)
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13 weeks on list
Being Mortal
By Atul Gawande
A surgeon on the limitations of modern medicine. (Picador, $16)
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23 weeks on list
#13 last week
By Matthew Desmond
A study of American poverty and housing based on the experiences of people in Milwaukee. (Broadway, $17)
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The Gift of Failure
By Jessica Lahey
How overparenting can undermine a child's confidence and education. (Harper, $15.99)
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Murder Beyond the Grave
By James Patterson
Two thrillers featured on Discovery's \"Murder is Forever\" TV series. (Grand Central, $15.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended February 11, 2018.
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