The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 21, 2013.

    1. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074

    2. Proof of Heaven
    Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199

    3. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
    Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019

    4. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817

    5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
    Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667

    6. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168

    7. The Black Count
    Tom Reiss, Broadway, $16, 9780307382474

    8. Eleven Rings
    Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118

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

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

    11. Escape From Camp 14
    Blaine Harden, Penguin, $15, 9780143122913

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

    13. My Beloved World
    Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884

    14. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Harper, $9.99, 9780062238863

    15. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
    Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090

    16. When Women Were Birds
    Terry Tempest Williams, Picador, $15, 9781250024114

    17. The Outsider
    Jimmy Connors, Harper, $28.99, 9780061242991

    18. Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
    Daniel Smith, S&S, $16, 9781439177310

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

    20. The Girls of Atomic City
    Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528

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

    22. The Astronaut Wives Club
    Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $28, 9781455503254

    23. Yes, Chef
    Marcus Samuelsson, Random House, $16, 9780385342612

    24. God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
    Victoria Sweet, Riverhead, $16, 9781594486548

    25. Country Girl
    Edna O’Brien, Little, Brown, $27.99, 9780316122702