National Indie Bestsellers

Bestseller List for August 21, 2019
Based on sales for the week ending August 18, 2019
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Weeks on List
1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
A groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human.
2. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18.00, 9780399588198
Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir is set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
3. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
4. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18.00, 9781101904213
Macintyre tells the incredible true story of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.
5. Dopesick
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316551304
Macy's masterful book takes readers into the epicenter of America's 20-plus year struggle with opioid addiction.
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. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18.00, 9780735224155
Pollan investigates the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.
8. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16.00, 9780807047415
DiAngelo explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
9. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20.00, 9781501135927
Nike founder Knight shares the inside story of one of the world's most iconic and profitable brands.
10. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633694361
Ten articles from the Harvard Business Review to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance.
11. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
A collection of Harvard Business Review articles to help you maximize yourself.
12. The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life- Debut
David Quammen, S&S, $18.00, 9781476776637
Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life's history.
13. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157978
A collection of Harvard Business Review articles selected to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
14. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
Grann's twisting and haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
15. The Mueller Report
The Washington Post, Scribner, $15.00, 9781982129736
The findings of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, with accompanying analysis by The Washington Post reporters who have covered the story from the beginning.
19. They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, et al., Top Shelf Productions, $19.99, 9781603094504
A stunning graphic memoir recounting Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II.

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