NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of June 12, 2014In Carsick, filmmaker John Waters — the so-called Pope of Trash — hitchhikes from his Baltimore home to his San Francisco apartment. It debuts at No. 15.
French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns about wealth and inequality.
A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."
Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
Timothy Geithner describes his role in the financial crisis, first as President of the New York Federal Reserve and then as President Obama's Treasury Secretary. He provides his perspective on the events leading up to the financial crisis and how regulators responded.
A graphic memoir by a long-time New Yorker cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist's struggles with caregiver challenges.
The 19-year veteran pitcher for the New York Yankees describes his life, discussing the difficulties in being a Latino baseball player in the U.S., how he keeps his Christian values in professional sports, and his championships and rivalries.
The visual artist behind such cult films as Hairspray traces his haphazard cross-country hitchhiking journey at the sides of a motley group of unsuspecting drivers, including a gentle farmer, an indie band and the author's unexpected hero.
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