National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for November 12, 2015
Based on sales for the week ending November 8, 2015
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  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. M Train
Patti Smith, Knopf, $25.00, 9781101875100
A powerful and deeply moving new book by the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids.
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
3. The Witches
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32.00, 9780316200608
One of America's great mysteries is unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.
4. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24.00, 9780812993547
Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis in this bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history. A September 2015 Indie Next List Great Read.
5. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30.00, 9781627792417
From the bestselling duo Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, an epic, page-turning account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.
6. My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinem, Random House, $28.00, 9780679456209
Steinem's candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
7. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
Elizabeth Gilbert digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.
8. Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99, 9780062415837
A visually rich, intimate, and unprecedented look at the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
9. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26.00, 9780805095159
Practicing surgeon Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
10. Brave Enough
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $16.95, 9781101946909
A collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of Strayed's writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor.
11. Why Not Me?
Mindy Kaling, Crown Archetype, $25.00, 9780804138147
The essays in Kaling's new collection are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.
12. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Carrie Brownstein, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486630
A candid, funny, and deeply personal memoir by the the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney.
13. Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250077004
Bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
14. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath- Debut
Ted Koppel, Crown, $26.00, 9780553419962
Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely.
15. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello, Blue Rider, $30.00, 9780399167256
This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success.
17. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
Recaptures the forgotten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.

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