The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

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    Based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 24, 2011.

    1. In the Garden of Beasts
    Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846

    2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189

    3. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168

    4. Bossypants
    Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861

    5. Just Kids
    Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228

    6. Empire of the Summer Moon
    S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061

    7. Life
    Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418

    8. Born to Run
    Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187

    9. The Happiness Project
    Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261

    10. SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
    Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin’s, $26.99, 9780312699451

    11. A Stolen Life
    Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187

    12. The Glass Castle
    Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

    13. War
    Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $15.99, 9780446556224

    14. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
    Steven Tyler, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061767890

    15. Medium Raw
    Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $15.99, 9780061718953

    16. Blood, Bones & Butter
    Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $26, 9781400068722

    17. Cleopatra
    Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922

    18. A Singular Woman
    Janny Scott, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487972

    19. Into the Wild
    Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172

    20. Nothing Daunted
    Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $26, 9781439176580

    21. Through My Eyes
    Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285

    22. Lunch in Paris
    Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789

    23. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
    Kristin Kimball, Scribner, $15, 9781416551614

    24. If You Ask Me
    Betty White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157530

    25. Hitch-22
    Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $14.99, 9780446540346