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 journalists' inside account of the dysfunctional first year of the Trump White House.
2."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.
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3."Power Your Tribe," by Christine Comaford (McGraw-Hill: $27) A set of neuroscience-based tools to empower your workplace team.
4."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) The award-winning biographer, known for profiling geniuses, turns his attention to da Vinci.
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."The Book of Joy," by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama (Avery: $26) The Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leaders share their wisdom.
7."Devotion," by Patti Smith (Yale University Press: $18) The rocker-writer's exploration of the nature of creative invention.
8."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) An easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces that govern it.
9."Women & Power," by Mary Beard (Liveright: $15.95) A manifesto tracing the origins of misogyny to its ancient roots.
10."No Time to Spare," by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $22) Selected essays from the science fiction author on aging, literature and her cat.