Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores:
1. "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.
2. "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.
3. "Talking to Strangers," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $30) Examples of miscommunication explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
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4. "Blowout," by Rachel Maddow (Crown: $30) The MSNBC news host offers her take on the oil-and-gas industry.
5. "The Truth Will Set You Free," by Gloria Steinem (Random House: $22) An llustrated collection of the feminist activist's inspirational and outrageous quotes.
6. "The Body," by Bill Bryson (Doubleday: $30) A guide through the human body.
7. "The Beautiful Ones," by Prince (Spiegel & Grau: $30) Never-before-seen photos, lyric sheets and an unfinished memoir from musician Prince Rogers Nelson prior to his death in 2016.
8. "Finding Chika," by Mitch Albom (Harper: $24.99) A story of how the author and his wife cared for a young orphaned Haitian girl after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
9. "Trick Mirror," by Jia Tolentino (Random House: $27) Essays on self-deception, surging beneath the surface of our lives from scammer culture to reality television.
10. "Me," by Elton John (Henry Holt: $30) The musician's memoir reveals the ups and downs of his roller coaster life.
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