The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 19, 2015.

    1. The Wright Brothers
    David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742

    2. The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471

    3. I Am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423

    4. Wild
    Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441

    5. The Opposite of Loneliness
    Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15, 9781476753911

    6. Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119

    7. American Sniper
    Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572

    8. On the Move
    Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385352543

    9. Yes Please
    Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341

    10. A Lucky Life Interrupted
    Tom Brokaw, Random House, $27, 9781400069699

    11. Hold Still
    Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764

    12. Orange Is the New Black
    Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181

    13. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, South Dakota State Historical Society, $39.95, 9780984504176

    14. It’s a Long Story
    Willie Nelson, Little Brown, $30, 9780316403559

    15. Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547

    16. Bossypants
    Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur/Little Brown, $9, 9780316056892

    17. Elon Musk
    Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99, 9780062301239

    18. Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
    Wednesday Martin, S&S, $26, 9781476762623

    19. And the Good News Is...
    Dana Perino, Twelve, $26, 9781455584901

    20. Brain on Fire
    Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389

    21. Elephant Company
    Vicki Croke, Random House, $17, 9780812981650

    22. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee
    Marja Mills, Penguin, $17, 9780143127666

    23. Tibetan Peach Pie
    Tom Robbins, Ecco, $15.99, 9780062267412

    24. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir
    Alan Cumming, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062225078

    25. The Heart of Everything That Is
    Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684