Fighting Chance

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s This Fight Is Our Fight debuts at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction and #5 in the country overall. Warren, formerly a professor at Harvard Law School, has written and coauthored several books, two of them with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi. Each has had a better first week than the last; here’s a look.

Elizabeth Warren’s First-Week Print Unit Sales

The Two-Income Trap (2003) 1,678
All Your Worth (2005) 11,439
A Fighting Chance (2014) 13,943
This Fight Is Our Fight (2017) 18,825

(See all of this week's bestselling books.)

Broadcast News

A pair of self-help–tinged memoirs by two media personalities have landed on our Hardcover Nonfiction list. At #4, and #10 in the country overall, Note to Self is the follow-up to YouTuber Connor Franta’s 2015 debut, A Work in Progress, a paperback original that has sold 219K print copies.

Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha God, whom Rolling Stone in 2014 called “hip-hop’s Howard Stern,” debuts at #6 in Hardcover Nonfiction. The author cohosts the nationally syndicated radio program The Breakfast Club on NYC’s Power 105.1 and hosts a weekly call-in talk show on MTV2, Uncommon Sense Live.

Movers & Shakers

Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven got a big bump in its third week on sale, with print unit sales up 266%, to 25.7K, boosting the title to #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction and #3 in the country overall. Based on the retired Navy admiral’s 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin, the book has enjoyed favorable attention from USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fox & Friends, and others, and ensuing demand sent the book back to press.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO’s adaptation of the 2010 book by science journalist Rebecca Skloot, premiered April 22, sending print unit sales of the tie-in edition up 129% from the previous week. The tie-in, which pubbed April 4, makes its first appearance on our Trade Paperback list at #14.

New & Notable

The Fix
David Baldacci
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #1 overall
Baldacci’s third Amos Decker thriller kicks off with an execution-style murder outside of FBI headquarters.

Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann
#5 Hardcover Nonfiction
The author of The Lost City of Z returns with what our starred review called a “gripping true-crime narrative, which revisits a baffling and frightening—and relatively unknown—spree of murders occurring mostly in Oklahoma during the 1920s.”

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
In a book subtitled “Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” the authors of 2014’s HRC look for the reasons behind what CNN called “the single biggest upset in modern presidential politics.”

You Are a Badass at Making Money
Jen Sincero
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
Sincero follows up 2013’s self-help success You Are a Badass, which has sold 839K trade paperback copies since its release, with a book that zeroes in on personal finance.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 The Fix David Baldacci Grand Central 41,360
2 Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher Razorbill 41,097
3 Make Your Bed William H. McRaven Grand Central 25,693
4 Old School O’Reilly/Feirstein Holt 19,231
5 This Fight Is Our Fight Elizabeth Warren Metropolitan 18,825
6 The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Scout 17,936
7 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 17,122
8 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss Random House 16,805
9 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner 16,050
10 Note to Self Connor Franta Keywords 15,234

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.