Enough Is Enough

Clinical psychologist Mary L. Trump, niece of the president of the United States, has the #1 book in the country with Too Much and Never Enough, “a concise and damning account of her family’s dysfunctions,” our review said, “and their role in shaping her uncle’s toxic blend of cruelty, incompetence, and vainglory.” With 337K print units sold, Too Much enjoyed the second-biggest debut week of the year.

Top 5 Debuts of 2020 for the YTD (first-week print unit sales)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (389,695)

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump (337,473)

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton (221,341)

Magnolia Table, Vol. 2 by Joanna Gaines (130,572)

Camino Winds by John Grisham (82,568)

Dynamic Duos

Drag Race alums Trixie Mattel and Katya debut at #6 in hardcover nonfiction with Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood, a tongue-in-contoured-cheek look at beauty and style, homemaking, and relationships. Chapters include “Heels: Using Your Platform for Good!” and “Breakups: It’s Not Me, It’s You.”

In Big Friendship, #11 in hardcover fiction, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, cohosts of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, offer “a chatty exploration of the benefits and challenges of female friendship,” our review said. “This entertaining outing shows young women how they can empower and sustain each other.”

Over Troubled Water

Social justice advocate Latasha Morrison, author of Be the Bridge, “invites readers to join her mission of using biblical principles of lamentation, confession, and forgiveness to overcome racial division,” our review said. “Though aimed at church groups, Morrison’s clear-eyed vision will aid any reader trying to understand and overcome systemic, internalized racism.” The book pubbed in October and has been gaining ground over the past few weeks, returning to our trade paperback list at #8.


Colin Jost
#4 Hardcover Nonfiction, #9 overall
In the intro to this memoir, Jost, an SNL head writer and “Weekend Update” coanchor, elaborates on the meaning of its title: “I’m self-aware enough to realize what I look like,” he writes. “I look like a guy who’s always on the verge of asking, Do you know who my father is? Even though my father was a public school teacher on Staten Island.”

David Mitchell
#9 Hardcover Fiction
The Cloud Atlas author conjures “a rollicking, rapturous tale of 1960s rock ’n’ roll,” our starred review said. “Mitchell makes the best use of his familiar elements, from recurring characters to an innovative narrative structure, delivering more fun, more mischief, and more heart than ever before.”