The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 16, 2017.

    1. Theft by Finding
    David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316154727

    2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
    Al Franken, Twelve, $28, 9781455540419

    3. Option B
    Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Knopf, $25.95, 9781524732684

    4. The Genius of Birds
    Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17, 9780399563126

    5. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
    Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $28, 9780316270755

    6. Hunger
    Roxane Gay, Harper, $25.99, 9780062362599

    7. Hero of the Empire
    Candice Millard, Anchor, $17, 9780307948786

    8. Lab Girl
    Hope Jahren, Vintage, $16, 9781101873724

    9. Shattered
    Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Crown, $28, 9780553447088

    10. Churchill and Orwell
    Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594206139

    11. Born a Crime
    Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780399588174

    12. Alexander Hamilton
    Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759

    13. When Breath Becomes Air
    Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406

    14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9780804190107

    15. I Can’t Make This Up
    Kevin Hart, Atria, $26.99, 9781501155567

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

    17. Furiously Happy
    Jenny Lawson, Flatiron, $15.99, 9781250077028

    18. Valiant Ambition
    Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $18, 9780143110194

    19. Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $25, 9780812993547

    20. Papi
    David Ortiz, Michael Holley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780544814615

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

    22. Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965

    23. The Stranger in the Woods
    Michael Finkel, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101875681

    24. The Moth Presents All These Wonders
    Catherine Burns (Ed.), Crown Archetype, $25, 9781101904404

    25. The Glass Castle
    Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $17, 9780743247542