The Newsmax Rising Bestsellers list will do more than stimulate your mind. These reads may challenge your beliefs, broaden your perspectives, excite your curiosities, or widen your imagination.
These books may not necessarily appear on the official New York Times list of bestsellers, but they're the ones our Newsmax audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and buying.
Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of Aug. 24, 2020:
1. “Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade” by Trey Gowdy (Crown Forum). The former GOP congressman and prosecutor discusses techniques for effectively communicating and being persuasive. He recounts his first murder trial, the conversation that changed his view on criminal justice reform, and what he learned while questioning James Comey and Hillary Clinton. According to the publisher, “Whether it’s getting a boss to take a chance on your idea, convincing someone to support your cause, or urging a child to invest more effort in an important task … [Gowdy] shows you how to persuade, no matter the jury and no matter the cause.” (Nonfiction)
2. "2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything" by Mauro F. Guillén (St. Martin’s Press). Guillén, who teaches international management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump’s alma mater, argues the world will be dramatically different in a decade. He says that in this “new reality,” there will be more grandparents than grandchildren, the middle-class in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the U.S. and Europe combined, the global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history, there will be more global wealth owned by women than men, and there will be more robots than workers and more computers than human brains. Guillén explains what he believes will be the best way to approach this cataclysmic change and its consequences. (Nonfiction)
3. "Undercover Epicenter Nurse: How Fraud, Negligence, and Greed Led to Unnecessary Deaths at Elmhurst Hospital," by Marie Erin Olszewski (Hot Books). This memoir by an Army combat veteran and registered nurse who worked in a New York City hospital at the height of COVID-19 pandemic is described as an "inside exposé of the American healthcare system gone wrong." She alleges finding filthy rooms, lax sanitation measures and false diagnoses that ended in needless deaths. "Willing to go to battle for her patients, Erin made the decision to go deep undercover, recording conversations with other nurses, videos of malpractice, and more," before being fired, according to the publisher. (Nonfiction)
4. “Off the Record: My Dream Job at the White House, How I Lost It, and What I Learned” by Madeleine Westerhout (Center Street). The former "gatekeeper" of the Trump White House reveals the story behind the mistake that cost her her job. Westerhout began as Trump’s executive assistant, then became Director of Oval Office Operations — until an unguarded moment during a dinner with reporters ended her White House career. Here, she tells the full story of incident and the lessons she learned from Trump, who she says is a much different man than the one the media portrays every day — a kind and generous boss who continues to be a great leader. (Nonfiction)
5. "BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win" by David Horowitz (Humanix Books). The bestselling conservative activist chronicles "the brutal battles, bitter backlash, and leftwing lies President [Donald] Trump has faced as Democrats repeatedly try to sabotage his presidency." He says the "effort to remove and destroy our duly elected President may be the greatest challenge America has faced since the Civil War." Despite the turmoil, Horowitz believes Trump will "steamroll this opposition in November" and explains how he'll achieve it. The book is a New York Times bestseller. (Nonfiction)
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