Best-selling non-fiction titles of the year

(Left) Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story by Peh Shing Huei; Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Robert Kuok with Andrew Tanzer; This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn; and Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy by Lorna Tan have sold thousands
(Left) Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story by Peh Shing Huei; Robert Kuok: A Memoir by Robert Kuok with Andrew Tanzer; This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn; and Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy by Lorna Tan have sold thousands of copies. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Four books on powerful men and economic matters have dominated the local bestsellers' list

Local readers have had money and memoirs on the mind this year, with non-fiction sleeper hits by Singapore publishers dominating the national bestsellers list and flying off the shelves.

The life stories of important men proved popular, with Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok's memoir with Andrew Tanzer selling 100,000 copies in Singapore and other territories.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2018, with the headline 'Best-selling non-fiction titles of the year'. Print Edition | Subscribe