Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores:
1."Catch and Kill," by Ronan Farrow (Little, Brown and Company: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter shares his account of how a network of powerful men conspired to silence women.
2."Blowout," by Rachel Maddow (Crown: $30) The MSNBC news host offers her take on the oil-and-gas industry.
3."Talking to Strangers," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company: $30) Examples of miscommunication explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
4."The Beautiful Ones," by Prince (Spiegel & Grau: $30) The musician's memoir, started before his death, includes previously unseen photos and lyrics.
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5."Me," by Elton John (Henry Holt: $30) The musician's memoir reveals the ups and downs of his roller coaster life.
6."Salt in My Soul," by Mallory Smith (Spiegel & Grau: $26) The diary of a young woman's determination to live a meaningful life.
7."Trailblazer," by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley (Currency: $28) The founder of Salesforce shares a vision for business growth.
8."The Body," by Bill Bryson (Doubleday: $30) A guide through the human body.
9."Obama: An Intimate Portrait," by Pete Souza (Little, Brown: $50) White House photographer shares behind-the-scenes portraits.
10."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) Historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territories.
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