National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for July 11, 2018
Based on sales for the week ending July 8, 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. 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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. Unfu*k Yourself
Gary John Bishop, HarperOne, $19.99, 9780062803832
Bishop offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations.
9. 12 Rules for Life
Jordan B. Peterson, Random House, $25.95, 9780345816023
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
10. Bad Blood
John Carreyrou, Knopf, $27.95, 9781524731656
The riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron is a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
11. Fascism: A Warning
Madeleine Albright, Harper, $27.99, 9780062802187
Former U.S. Secretary of State Albright's personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes today's world.
12. 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.
13. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $28.00, 9780399588174
Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir--set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed--is a December 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.
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 World as It Is
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.

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