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.
1/9
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.
6/6
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.
/1
4. This Town
Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308
Leibovich's stunning and often very funny look at our nation's capital.
2/9
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.
5/21
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.
3/2
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.
7/27
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.
8/56
9. Wilson- Debut
A.Scott Berg, Putnam Adult, $40, 9780399159213
Berg's penetrating biography of the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.
/1
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.
10/15
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.
4/7
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.
9/11
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.
/1
14. I Could Chew on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452119038
Marciuliano's delightful canine companion to I Could Pee on This.
11/7
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.
/1
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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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