Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Nonfiction

1."Howard Stern Comes Again," by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster: $35) The radio interviewer shares his most memorable on-air conversations from the past four decades.

2."The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.

3."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.

4."Unfreedom of the Press," by Mark R. Levin (Threshold: $28) The radio host takes a critical look at the role of the media and its political ideology.

5."Make Your Bed," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $18) A graduation speech from Adm.William H. McRaven at the University of Texas.

6."The Second Mountain," by David Brooks (Random House: $28) How to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

7."Becoming," by Michelle Obama (Crown: $32.35) The former first lady recounts her childhood in Chicago, meeting Barack and their years in the White House.

8."Furious Hours," by Casey Cep (Knopf: $26.95) The mystery surrounding Harper Lee's only work of nonfiction and the crimes at the center of it.

9."Mr. Know-It-All," by John Waters (FSG: $27) The cult filmmaker dishes on his decades of outrageousness in the entertainment world.

10."Sea Stories," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $30) A memoir from the Navy admiral includes the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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