Anderson Cooper offers revealing look at his relationship with his mother

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Megastar CNN journalist Anderson Cooper is not usually quick to open up about his personal life, but in his new book "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" he is an open book.

The new title is a memoir, co-authored by his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, and explores their relationship through a year-long candid conversation.

"A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives."

Kirkus says the book is, "Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight," "Meaningful, revealing..., says The Wall Street Journal.

The book made its debut at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for the week of April 24.

Click through the nonfiction New York Times Best Sellers list below:

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No. 15 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, $15.60

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

No. 14 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne, $18.01

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Diedtakes a compulsively readable look into the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton.

No. 13 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, $16.29

From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.

No. 12 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Between the World and Me, $9.83

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

No. 11 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies, $20.17

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

No. 10 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Lab Girl, $16.17

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

No. 9 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, $9.15

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

No. 8 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Hamilton: The Revolution, $24.00

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. 

No. 7 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future, $16.17

One of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business—shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.

No. 6 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, $12.23

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

No. 5 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Alexander Hamilton​, $13.06

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.”

No. 4 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History, $17.18

This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation.

No. 3 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

When Breath Becomes Air, $15.00

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live.

No. 2 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, $13.00

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution.  Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.

No. 1 on NY Times Bestsellers list nonfiction: 

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, $15.00

A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives.

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Also this week a few new releases have shot up to the top of the nonfiction list while some heavy hitters continue to fly off the shelves.

"Between the World and Me," a book by author Ta-Nehisi Coates which a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son remains in the top ten on the bestsellers list this week.

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