Built to Spill
One-quarter of the books on our hardcover nonfiction list mention the president by name in the title or subtitle, including two books that are new to our lists. The #3 book in the country, Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman, is a “venomous tell-all,” our review said, in which “the Trump presidency resembles the reality show that birthed it.”
At #10 in hardcover nonfiction, House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger follows in the mold of 2004’s House of Bush, House of Saud, which has sold 98K print copies. Unger’s new book, our review said, makes a “colorful but unconvincing case against Trump” with “plenty of supposition, innuendo, and guilt by association—but no smoking gun.”
Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth debuts at #18 in trade paper. Niche press Police and Fire originally published the book in 2014 and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Shaun Redick, one of the executive producers of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, brought the book to the attention of Peele and others involved in that movie. The group teamed up with director Spike Lee, and the movie opened August 10.
Seconds and Thirds
Debuting at #4 in hardcover nonfiction, and #7 in the country overall, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is by Olympic silver medalist and 2017 N.Y.C. Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan and chef and nutrition coach Elyse Kopecky. It’s the follow-up to 2016’s Run Fast. Eat Slow., which has sold 106K print copies.
At #17 in hardcover nonfiction, 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget is the third cookbook by blogger Lisa Leake, following 2014’s 100 Days of Real Food (123K print copies sold) and 2016’s 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous (70K print copies).
New & Notable
James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #4 overall
Patterson’s first western sees the lawman of the title investigating his ex-wife’s murder.
#18 Hardcover Fiction
The author of this buzzy debut, a book whose gender politics our review found “frustrating,” is an Iraq War veteran currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery.
The Lightning Thief (illus. ed.)
Rick Riordan, illus. by John Rocco
#25 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
Rocco, the cover artist for the Percy Jackson series since 2005, returns to the book that launched the middle grade fantasy franchise with a hardcover edition featuring full-color artwork throughout.
Top 10 Overall
|1||Girl, Wash Your Face||Rachel Hollis||Nelson||58,676|
|2||Crazy Rich Asians||Kevin Kwan||Anchor||35,351|
|3||Unhinged||Omarosa Manigault Newman||Gallery||33,484|
|4||Texas Ranger||Patterson/Bourelle||Little, Brown||31,125|
|5||The Russia Hoax||Gregg Jarrett||Broadside||20,835|
|6||You Are a Badass||Jen Sincero||Running||15,156|
|7||Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.||Flanagan/Kopecky||Rodale||14,852|
|9||Magnolia Table||Joanna Gaines||Morrow||14,008|
|10||Past Perfect||Danielle Steel||Dell||13,513|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.