National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for June 13, 2018
Based on sales for the week ending June 10, 2018
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  Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. Calypso
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316392389
Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
2. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $28.00, 9781594204227
Pollan investigates the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.
3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, Harper, $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.
4. 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.
5. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30.00, 9780399589812
Pulitzer Prize-winner Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
6. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title)
Tara Westover, Random House, $28.00, 9780399590504
Westover's unforgettable memoir about growing up, being kept out of school, leaving her survivalist family, and going on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. A Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce title and the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for March 2018.
7. Barracoon
Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $24.99, 9780062748201
This newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade.
8. A Higher Loyalty
James Comey, Flatiron, $29.99, 9781250192455
Former FBI director Comey shares his experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.
9. The Restless Wave
John McCain, Mark Salter, S&S, $30.00, 9781501178009
In this candid new political memoir, Senator John McCain reflects on his life--and what matters most.
10. The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House- Debut
Ben Rhodes, Random House, $30.00, 9780525509356
By one of Barack Obama's closest aides, this is a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency--and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive.
11. I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper, $27.99, 9780062319784
A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer--the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade--from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.
12. The Order of Time
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $20.00, 9780735216105
A concise and elegant exploration of time by the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.
13. Make Your Bed
William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18.00, 9781455570249
McRaven's book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
14. Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
Michael Chabon, Harper, $19.99, 9780062834621
Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can.
15. The Third Door- Debut
Alex Banayan, Currency, $26.00, 9780804136662
Banayan's account of his journey to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and dozens more of the world's most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.

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