Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1. "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.
2. "Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.
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3. "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $15) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.
4. "Leadership: In Turbulent Times," by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster: $30) Lessons learned from four presidents dealing with major crises in private and in the life of the country.
5. "How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press: $28) A personal account of how psychedelics may help the mentally ill.
6. "Brief Answers to the Big Questions," by Stephen Hawking (Bantam: $25) Final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind from the late scientist and mathematician.
7. "Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders," by Joshua Foer & Dylan Thuras (Workman: $35) A celebration of 700 of the world's most curious places.
8. "Beastie Boys Book," by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz (Spiegel & Grau: $50) An intimate 600-page look into the New York trio who went from hardcore punk to hip hop stardom.
9. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," by Eric Idle (Crown Archetype: $27) The unexpected stardom of the founding member of Monty Python.
10. "The Fifth Risk," by Michael Lewis (Norton: $26.95) The consequences of the willful ignorance of Trump appointees.