The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 21, 2013.

1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074

2. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199

3. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019

4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817

5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667

6. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168

7. The Black Count
Tom Reiss, Broadway, $16, 9780307382474

8. Eleven Rings
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118

9. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878

10. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542

11. Escape From Camp 14
Blaine Harden, Penguin, $15, 9780143122913

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

13. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884

14. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Harper, $9.99, 9780062238863

15. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090

16. When Women Were Birds
Terry Tempest Williams, Picador, $15, 9781250024114

17. The Outsider
Jimmy Connors, Harper, $28.99, 9780061242991

18. Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
Daniel Smith, S&S, $16, 9781439177310

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

20. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528

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

22. The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $28, 9781455503254

23. Yes, Chef
Marcus Samuelsson, Random House, $16, 9780385342612

24. God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Victoria Sweet, Riverhead, $16, 9781594486548

25. Country Girl
Edna O’Brien, Little, Brown, $27.99, 9780316122702