Bestsellers: National nonfiction

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July 28, 2019
July 28
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and — 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.
By Tara Westover
A memoir by a woman from a survivalist family who earned a PhD at Cambridge. (Random House, $28)
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By Michelle Obama
The former first lady's memoir recounts her life from her Chicago childhood to her time in the White House. (Crown, $32.5)
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The Pioneers
By David McCullough
A look at the prominent figures who helped settle the American West. (Simon & Schuster, $30)
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The Mueller Report
By The Washington Post
The findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with analysis from Washington Post reporters. (Scribner, $15)
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
By Mark Manson
A blogger counters the positive attitude of self-help books. (HarperOne, $24.99)
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Three Women
By Lisa Taddeo
A frank account of female desire. (Simon & Schuster, $27)
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Comfort Food Shortcuts
By David Venable
Recipes from the host of QVC’s "In the Kitchen with David." (Ballantine, $30)
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Unfreedom of the Press
By Mark R. Levin
A Fox News and radio host ruminates on the history of the free press. (Threshold Editions, $28)
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The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
A guide to improving communication in romantic relationships. (Northfield, $15.99)
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Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis
The founder of, on how to live a meaningful, truthful life. (Thomas Nelson, $22.99)
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You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Advice, inspiring stories and exercises to lift self-confidence. (Running, $16)
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Four Agreements
By Don Miguel Ruiz
The self-help classic reveals four principles to follow for a happier life. (Amber-Allen, $12.95)
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By Yuval Noah Harari
An examination of the creation and evolution of humanity. (Harper Perennial, $22.99)
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Girl, Stop Apologizing
By Rachel Hollis
How women can be their most authentic selves rather than letting society define their roles for them. (HarperCollins Leadership, $24.99)
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By Ron Chernow
A biography of the Civil War general and US president.
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended July 28, 2019.
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