2010: New York Times Best Seller List – Hardcover Nonfiction

New York Times Best Seller List

Hardcover Nonfiction

Published: March 12, 2010

This Week Last Week Weeks on List
1 NO APOLOGY, by Mitt Romney. (St. Martin’s, $25.99.) The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate calls for economic and civic­ ­revitalization. (†) (†) 1
2 LIFT, by Kelly Corrigan. (Voice/Hyperion, $16.99.) Stories about parenting, written as a letter to the author’s daughters. 1
3 GAME CHANGE, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Behind the scenes at the 2008 election with Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John and Elizabeth Edwards, John McCain and Sarah Palin. 1 8
4 NOT WITHOUT HOPE, by Nick Schuyler and Jeré Longman. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A man survives a deep-sea fishing trip gone terribly wrong. 1
5 THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown, $26.) Race, poverty and science intertwine in the story of the woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951 and have supported a mountain of research undertaken since then. Excerpt 2 5
6 NO ONE WOULD LISTEN, by Harry Markopolos with others. (Wiley, $27.95.) The man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and was ignored. 1
7 THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose. (NAL Caliber, $26.95.) Stories of Marines and a Navy pilot during World War II; companion volume for an HBO mini-series. 1
8 WILLIE MAYS, by James S. Hirsch. (Scribner, $30.) The life and career of a baseball legend. 8 4
9* THE POLITICIAN, by Andrew Young. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, $24.99.) A tell-all by John Edwards’s closest aide. Excerpt 4 6
10 OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed, from the author of “Blink.” Excerpt 7 68
11 SON OF HAMAS, by Mosab Hassan Yousef with Ron Brackin. (SaltRiver/Tyndale House, $26.99.) The son of a Hamas founder converts to Christianity and emigrates to the United States. 1
12 I AM OZZY, by Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres. (Grand Central, $26.99.) Recollections of heavy metal’s “Prince of Darkness.” 3 6
13* THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.50.) Following checklists makes surgery safer and other activities more efficient, a doctor argues. Excerpt 6 9
14 MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR, by David Dosa. (Hyperion, $23.99.) A nursing-home cat who comforts patients when death is near. 11 5
15 STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson. (Viking, $26.95.) Building schools, many of them for girls, in northeast Afghanistan; takes up where “Three Cups of Tea” left off. Excerpt 10 14

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