Washington bestsellers: Hardcover nonfiction

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December 9, 2018
December 9
How are these calculated?
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.
4 weeks on list
#1 last week
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 Point of It All
By Charles Krauthammer
A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished works by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist. (Crown Forum, $28)
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3 weeks on list
Resistance Is Futile
By Ann Coulter
The political commentator dissects various elements of the social and political movement against Donald Trump. (Sentinel, $25)
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7 weeks on list
#8 last week
By Pete Souza
The chief White House photographer during the Obama administration contrasts the Obama and Trump presidencies using photography. (Little, Brown, $30)
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5 weeks on list
#12 last week
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
By Samin Nosrat
A new approach to cooking from the former Chez Panisse chef who's now a Netflix star. (Simon & Schuster, $35)
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5 weeks on list
#3 last week
By Joanna Gaines
The HGTV star offers interior design tips. (Harper Design, $40)
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5 weeks on list
#11 last week
Whose Boat Is This Boat?
By The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Illustrations accompany statements Donald Trump made while visiting the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence. (Simon & Schuster, $14.99)
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22 weeks on list
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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7 weeks on list
#6 last week
Cook Like a Pro
By Ina Garten
A collection of recipes for cooks of all levels. (Clarkson Potter, $35)
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5 weeks on list
#10 last week
Gmorning, Gnight!
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun
The creator of "Hamilton" offers a book of affirmations. (Random House, $22)
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25 weeks on list
#9 last week
Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis, founder of TheChicSite.com, on how to live a meaningful, truthful life. (Thomas Nelson, $22.99)
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22 weeks on list
#7 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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5 weeks on list
#13 last week
Guinness World Records 2019
By Guinness World Records
The updated record book features new champions and thousands of new categories. (Guinness World Records, $28.95)
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8 weeks on list
By Doris Kearns Goodwin
A look at the leadership styles of four American presidents who overcame hardships: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. (Simon & Schuster, $30)
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3 weeks on list
Ottolenghi Simple
By Yotam Ottolenghi
Streamlined and simplified recipes featuring a Middle-Eastern flavor profile. (Ten Speed, $35)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended December 9, 2018.
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