National Indie Bestsellers

Bestseller List for August 27, 2015
Based on sales for the week ending August 23, 2015
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  Trade Paperback Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143125471
Brown tells the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
2. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
A fun and unique pocket-size coloring book designed to channel stress into relaxing, creative accomplishments.
3. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Jeff Hobbs, Scribner, $16.00, 9781476731919
A riveting biography of a talented young African-American man who escaped the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets.
4. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16.00, 9780316322423
The remarkable memoir of a young Pakistani girl who refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
5. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption- Debut
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16.00, 9780812984965
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.
6. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16.00, 9780762447695
Sincero helps you understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
7. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062218346
The bestselling authors of Freakonomics take us inside their thought processes and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally--to think, that is, like a Freak.
8. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.00, 9780316204378
Gladwell draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
9. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
Strayed's powerfully honest memoir of loss and recovery is now a major motion picture.
10. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
The award-winning author of Americanah offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.
11. Black Mass
Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill, PublicAffairs, $15.99, 9781610395533
A riveting account of how James "Whitey" Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in U.S. history.
12. A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $15.99, 9781101905494
Bryson's modern classic of travel literature is soon to be a major motion picture.
13. How Not to Be Wrong
Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143127536
Ellenberg unveils the hidden beauty and logic of math and puts its power in our hands.
14. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16.00, 9780375725609
As the subtitle says, "murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America."
15. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16.00, 9781250062185
Kolbert's fascinating book about the future of the world blends intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.

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