The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

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Based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 24, 2011.

1. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189

3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168

4. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861

5. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228

6. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061

7. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418

8. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187

9. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261

10. SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin’s, $26.99, 9780312699451

11. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187

12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

13. War
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $15.99, 9780446556224

14. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Steven Tyler, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061767890

15. Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain, Ecco, $15.99, 9780061718953

16. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $26, 9781400068722

17. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922

18. A Singular Woman
Janny Scott, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487972

19. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172

20. Nothing Daunted
Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $26, 9781439176580

21. Through My Eyes
Tim Tebow, Harper, $26.99, 9780062007285

22. Lunch in Paris
Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789

23. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
Kristin Kimball, Scribner, $15, 9781416551614

24. If You Ask Me
Betty White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157530

25. Hitch-22
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $14.99, 9780446540346