Washington bestsellers: Paperback nonfiction

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August 18, 2019
August 18
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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.
1
Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition
By The College Board
A study aid for the SAT college entrance exam. (College Board, $29.99)
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2
Inkspirations Create While You Wait
By Clement Wall, Judy
A portable coloring book. (Health Communications , $7.95)
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3
Born a Crime
By Trevor Noah
The Daily Show host recounts his upbringing in South Africa during apartheid. (Spiegel & Grau, $18)
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4
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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5
Getting to Yes
By Roger Fisher
A Harvard Negotiation Project approach to improving negotiating skills and conflict resolution. (Penguin , $17)
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6
Sapiens
By Yuval Noah Harari
An examination of the creation and evolution of humanity. (Harper Perennial, $22.99)
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7
The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises
By Richard Bullock, Michal Brody , Francine Weinberg
A pocket-sized guidebook for writing. (Norton, $34.22)
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8
Night
By Elie Wiesel
A harrowing account of life in the Nazi death camps. (Hill and Wang, $9.95)
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9
You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Advice, inspiring stories and exercises to lift self-confidence. (Running, $16)
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10
The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
A guide to improving communication in romantic relationships. (Northfield, $15.99)
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11
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
By Thomas C. Foster
A primer on how to read more analytically. (Harper Perennial, $15.99)
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12
The Elements of Style
By William Strunk Jr., E. B. White
The classic style guide used by writers for generations. (Longman, $3.89)
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13
Start with Why
By Simon Sinek
What sets leaders apart and inspires their teams. (Portfolio, $16)
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14
Playing in the Dark
By Toni Morrison
An analysis of American literature and "Africanist" presence in various works. (Vintage, $15)
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15
The Odd 1s Out
By James Rallison
Stories and advice from a YouTube star about growing up. (TarcherPerigee, $16)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended August 18, 2019.
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