Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."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.
2."Fire and Fury," by Michael Wolff (Holt: $30) A journalist's inside account of the dysfunctional first year of the Trump White House.
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3."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) An introduction to the universe and the forces that govern it.
4."Directorate S," by Steve Coll (Penguin Press: $35) The Pulitzer-winning writer looks at CIA involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.
5."Obama: An Intimate Portrait," by Pete Souza (Little, Brown: $50) The White House photographer for President Barack Obama shares his images and stories .
6."Promise Me, Dad," by Joe Biden (Flatiron: $27) The former vice president recalls the challenging year in office as his son battled brain cancer.
7."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) The award-winning biographer turns his attention to da Vinci.
8."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.
9."All American Murder," by James Patterson (Little, Brown: $28) The mystery writer's true-crime story on the fall of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
10."The Last Black Unicorn," by Tiffany Haddish (Gallery Press: $26) Personal essays from the comedian, actress and foster child from South Central Los Angeles.