Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."A Higher Loyalty," by James Comey (Flatiron: $29.99) The former FBI director recounts his two decades in American government, including the 2016 election.
2."I'll Be Gone in the Dark," by Michelle McNamara (Harper: $27.99) The years-long search for the Golden State Killer from the late wife of actor Patton Oswalt.
3."The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How stopping to try to be positive all the time will make us happier people.
4."Measure What Matters," by John Doerr (Portfolio: $27) The power of objectives and key results (OKRs) and why every business should use them.
5."12 Rules for Life," by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House: $25.95) A hard-line, self-help manual of self-reliance and good behavior.
6."Edge of Chaos," by Dambisa Moyo (Basic Books: $30) A call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy.
7."Fascism: A Warning," by Madeleine Albright (Harper: $27.99) The former secretary of State's examination of fascism's legacy in today's world.
8."War on Peace," by Ronan Farrow (Norton: $27.95) An exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the resignation of global leadership.
9."Russian Roulette," by Michael Isikoff and David Corn (Twelve: $30) Behind the investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign's ties to Russia.
10."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists parents describes her path to Cambridge University.
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