Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores:
1. "Trick Mirror," by Jia Tolentino (Random House: $27) Essays on self-deception.
2. "Acid for the Children," by Flea (Grand Central: $30) The bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his origin story, from L.A. streets to rock star.
3. "Catch and Kill," by Ronan Farrow (Little, Brown: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter shares his account of how a network of powerful men conspired to silence women.
4. "Talking to Strangers," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $30) Examples of miscommunication explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
5. "The Body," by Bill Bryson (Doubleday: $30) A guide through the human body.
6. "Trailblazer," by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley (Currency: $28) The secret to business growth and innovation from the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce.
7. "Blowout," by Rachel Maddow (Crown: $30) The MSNBC news host offers her take on the oil-and-gas industry.
8. "Guinness World Records 2020," (Guinness: $28.95) A new year of accomplishments, spectacular stunts, cutting-edge science and sporting achievements.
9. "Me," by Elton John (Henry Holt: $30) The musician's memoir reveals the ups and downs of his roller coaster life.
10. "A Warning," Anonymous (Twelve: $30) A behind-the-scenes expose of the Trump administration.
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