National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for October 11, 2017
Based on sales for the week ending October 7, 2017
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  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $30.00, 9781501175565
Clinton describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with the loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward.
2. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy- Debut
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28.00, 9780399590566
A vital account of modern America by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me.
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
4. Braving the Wilderness
Brene Brown, Random House, $28.00, 9780812995848
Brown's timely new book challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.
5. Killing England
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30.00, 9781627790642
O'Reilly and Dugard transport readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War.
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
Superstar blogger Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
7. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
By a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
8. Unbelievable
Katy Tur, Dey Street, $26.99, 9780062684929
NBC News correspondent Tur's first-hand account of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
9. Get Your Sh*t Together
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316505079
Knight's no-holds-barred guide to cutting through the cycle of self-sabotage to get happy and stay that way.
10. The Book of Joy
The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Avery, $26.00, 9780399185045
In this unique collaboration, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu offer a reflection on lives filled with pain and turmoil, in the midst of which they discovered a level of peace, courage, and joy that we can all aspire to.
11. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Al Franken, Twelve, $28.00, 9781455540419
Franken takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
12. The TB12 Method
Tom Brady, S&S, $29.99, 9781501180736
Brady reveals his revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.
13. Why Buddhism Is True
Robert Wright, S&S, $27.00, 9781439195451
Wright's book is a journey through psychology, philosophy, and meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.
14. The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771642484
After reading Wohlleben's fascinating book about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same. A September 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.
15. The Origins of Creativity- Debut
Edward O. Wilson, Liveright, $24.95, 9781631493188
An eloquent exploration of creativity that grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of our species.

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