Bestsellers: National nonfiction

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September 9, 2018
September 9
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan 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.
2 weeks on list
By Bob Woodward
With intervews, meeting notes and diaries, the investigative reporter examines President Trump's time in office.
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23 weeks on list
#1 last week
Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis, founder of, on how to live a meaningful, truthful life. (Thomas Nelson, $22.99)
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By Yuval Noah Harari
An examination of creation and evolution.
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25 weeks on list
#3 last week
By Tara Westover
A memoir by a self-educated girl from a survivalist family who earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge. (Random House, $28)
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
By Yuval Noah Harari
A look at how to navigate the new challenges that face us everyday from the rise of technology to national security. (Spiegel & Grau, $28)
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37 weeks on list
#5 last week
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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37 weeks on list
#6 last week
You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Advice, inspiring stories and exercises to lift self-confidence. (Running, $16)
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7 weeks on list
#4 last week
The Russia Hoax
By Gregg Jarrett
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett argues that people within the FBI and Obama administration conspired to get Hillary Clinton elected. (Broadside, $28.99)
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20 weeks on list
#9 last week
Magnolia Table
By Joanna Gaines
A cookbook from Joanna Gaines of HGTV's "Fixer Upper." (William Morrow Cookbooks, $29.99)
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32 weeks on list
#8 last week
12 Rules for Life
By Jordan B. Peterson
A psychologist shares tips on how to transform your life. (Random House Canada, $25.95)
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5 weeks on list
#2 last week
The Restless Wave
By John McCain, Mark Salter
Sen. McCain reflects on momentous occasions throughout his life. (Simon & Schuster, $30)
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Every Day Is Extra
By John Kerry
Kerry looks back at his time as a U.S. Senator, presidential hopeful and Secretary of State. (Simon & Schuster, $35)
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The Coddling of the American Mind
By Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
A look at how the current culture and education system are negatively affecting young adults and children. (Penguin Press, $28)
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4 weeks on list
#11 last week
By Omarosa Manigault Newman
A tell-all account from a former White House staffer and "Apprentice" contestant. (Gallery, $28)
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25 weeks on list
#12 last week
The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
A guide to improving communication in romantic relationships. (Northfield, $15.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended September 9, 2018.
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Amazon Most Read lists rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars. All data is supplied by Amazon Charts and not edited by The Washington Post. The Post has no editorial influence on these lists.
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