National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for September 19, 2013
Based on sales for the week ending September 15, 2013
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  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $27, 9781400069224
A fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography of Jesus by the bestselling author of No god but God.
2. Lawrence in Arabia
Scott Anderson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385532921
Anderson's thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history -- the Arab Revolt and the secret "great game" to control the Middle East.
3. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?- Debut
Billy Crystal, Holt, $28, 9780805098204
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at his remarkable career.
4. This Town
Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308
Leibovich's stunning and often very funny look at our nation's capital.
5. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
A new collection of hilarious and thought-provoking essays by the bestselling author of When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
6. Salinger
David Shields, Shane Salerno, S&S, $37.50, 9781476744834
Shields and Salerno's fascinating biography of J.D. Salinger takes readers into his private world for the first time, through the voices of those closest to him.
7. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
Sandberg examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, common sense ideas to empower women to achieve their full potential.
8. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, Marciuliano helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.
9. Wilson- Debut
A.Scott Berg, Putnam Adult, $40, 9780399159213
Berg's penetrating biography of the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.
10. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
Brown tells the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
11. Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book
Grumpy Cat, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452126579
Internet sensation Grumpy Cat delivers hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective.
12. William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95, 9781594746376
Doescher's parody is a retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon.
13. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune- Debut
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534521
A rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the 19th century with a 21st century battle over a $300 million inheritance.
14. I Could Chew on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452119038
Marciuliano's delightful canine companion to I Could Pee on This.
15. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital- Debut
Sheri Fink, Crown , $27, 9780307718969
Pulitzer Prize-winner Fink's engrossing investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
17. A House in the Sky
Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett, Scribner, $27, 9781451645606
This searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity is a September 2013 Indie Next List Great Read.

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