The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 24, 2012.

     1. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736

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

    3. Bossypants
    Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878

    4. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $35, 9780679405078

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

    6. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
    Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400069347

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

    8. It Worked for Me
    Colin Powell, Harper, $27.99, 9780062135124

    9. Nothing Daunted
    Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $15, 9781439176597

    10. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
    Jenny Lawson, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $25.95, 9780399159015

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

    12. Cronkite
    Douglas Brinkley, Harper, $34.99, 9780061374265

    13. Steve Jobs
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781451648539

    14. The Presidents Club
    Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, S&S, $32.50, 9781439127704

    15. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
    The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622

    16. Are You My Mother?
    Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509

    17. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
    Alexandra Fuller, Penguin, $15, 9780143121343

    18. The Hare With Amber Eyes
    Edmund de Waal, Picador, $16, 9780312569372

    19. The Glass Castle
    Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542

    20. To Heaven and Back
    Mary C. Neal, Waterbrook, $14.99, 9780307731715

    21. Blue Nights
    Joan Didion, Vintage, $15, 9780307387387

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

    23. Prague Winter
    Madeleine Albright, Harper, $29.99, 9780062030313

    24. My Cross to Bear
    Gregg Allman, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062112033

    25. When Women Were Birds
    Terry Tempest Williams, FSG, $23, 9780374288976