Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Fire and Fury," by Michael Wolff (Holt: $30) A journalist's inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.
2."12 Rules for Life," by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House: $25.95) A hard-line, self-help manual of self-reliance and good behavior.
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3."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalist parents describes her path to Cambridge University.
4."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) An introduction to the universe and the forces that govern it.
5."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 become better, happier people.
6."Hillbilly Elegy," by J.D. Vance (Harper: $27.99) The Yale Law School graduate's account of growing up poor in a white working-class neighborhood.
7."Barking to the Choir," by Gregory Boyle (S&S: $26) The Jesuit priest shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion.
8."The Healing Self," by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi (Harmony: $26) Understanding the relationship between mind and body to lead healthier lives.
9."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) The biographer turns his attention to da Vinci.
10."Feel Free," by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press: $28). A powerful collection of critical essays from one of our leading novelists.