NYT Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for October 9, 2022

I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED
Jennette McCurdy
Simon & Schuster
9781982185824
1-982185-82-1
The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.
THE DIVIDER
Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
Doubleday
9780385546539
0-385-54653-X
The married journalists who write for The New York Times and The New Yorker posit that Donald Trump began to emulate the foreign autocrats he admired.
STARRY MESSENGER
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Holt
9781250861504
1-250-86150-0
The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium delves into subjects including politics, religion, gender and race.
DINNERS WITH RUTH
Nina Totenberg
Simon & Schuster
9781982188085
1-982188-08-1
The NPR legal affairs correspondent details her professional accomplishments and friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
WHAT IF? 2
Randall Munroe
Riverhead
9780525537113
0-525-53711-2
The creator of the web comic “xkcd” and former NASA roboticist looks into hypothetical and oddball scenarios.
THE MYTH OF NORMAL
Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
Avery
9780593083888
0-593-08388-1
The potential ways in which trauma and stress from modern-day living can affect our physical health.
THE MOSQUITO BOWL
Buzz Bissinger
Harper
9780062879929
0-06-287992-8
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist depicts the service of college football players who served in the Marines during World War II.
SOLITO
Javier Zamora
Hogarth
9780593498064
0-593-49806-2
The poet describes his journey over two months from El Salvador to the United States to reconnect with his parents who left years earlier.
LIKE A ROLLING STONE
Jann S. Wenner
Little, Brown
9780316415194
0-316-41519-7
A memoir by the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.
BREAKING HISTORY
Jared Kushner
Broadside
9780063221482
0-06-322148-9
An account of time spent in the Trump White House by the former president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
FINDING ME
Viola Davis
HarperOne
9780063037328
0-06-303732-7
The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.
HOLDING THE LINE
Geoffrey Berman
Penguin Press
9780593300299
0-593-30029-7
The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York gives his account of pushing back against the Trump Justice Department.
LADY JUSTICE
Dahlia Lithwick
Penguin Press
9780525561385
0-525-56138-2
The senior legal correspondent at Slate chronicles the work of some women lawyers during the Trump presidency.
PROFILES IN IGNORANCE
Andy Borowitz
Avid Reader
9781668003886
1-66800-388-0
The creator of “The Borowitz Report” looks at the declining knowledge of some public officials over the last 50 years.
THE BIGGEST IDEAS IN THE UNIVERSE
Sean Carroll
Dutton
9780593186589
0-593-18658-3
The ways in which physics can be used to explain how some things function in the universe.