Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Memoir makes quick entry into New York Times Bestsellers List

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Book jacket for Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ book ‘Unfinished’. Photo: penguinrandomhouse.com

Unfinished, a memoir by multi-award-winning actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the newest to join the New York Times (NYT) bestseller list in the hardcover nonfiction category. Jonas is one of the many South Asian (Indian and Indian-American) authors on the bestseller lists.

Unfinished, which was release on Feb. 9, offers insights into Jonas’s childhood in India; her formative teenage years in the United States; and her return to India, where she won the national and international beauty competitions that launched her global acting career.

Whether reflecting on her nomadic early years or the challenges she has faced as she has doggedly pursued her calling, Priyanka shares her challenges and triumphs with warmth and honesty, reads the book bio.

From her dual-continent twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer to marrying Nick Jonas, the memoir contains it all.

Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author Rupi Kaur’s Homebody and Milk & Honey, both collections of poems and illustrations, have been on the NYT bestseller list in the paperback trade fiction category since 13 and 178 weeks respectively.

Indian-American US Vice President Kamala Harris’s memoir, The Truths We Told has been on the NYT bestseller list in the paperback nonfiction category for 19 weeks now.

Keep Sharp by Indian-American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, writer Sanjay Gupta has been a bestseller for six weeks now in the advice, how-to & miscellaneous category.

Little Leaders, biographies of 40 African-American women and Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, biographies of trailblazing black men by Indian-origin writer, illustrator and filmmaker Vashti Harrison have been bestsellers for 55 and 21 weeks old respectively in the children’s middle grade hardcover category.

Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris, lawyer and Kamala Harris’s niece, which is about the celebration of female ambition, has been on the NYT bestseller in the children’s picture books category for four weeks now.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by personal finance advisor and entrepreneur, Ramit Sethi is on the monthly bestsellers list in the business category.

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