The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

Here is the Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending March 13, 2022. 

1. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $16.95, 9780394747231

2. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657743

3. These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780063092785

4. Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy
Jamie Raskin, Harper, $27.99, 9780063209787

5. Taste: My Life Through Food
Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018

6. The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion, Vintage, $17, 9781400078431

7. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
Dave Grohl, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780063076099

8. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $16.95, 9780679729778

9. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Erik Larson, Crown, $20, 9780385348737

10. The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, $35, 9780679406419

11. Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover, Random House, $18.99, 9780399590528

12. The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams, Gail Hudson, Celadon Books, $28, 9781250784094

13. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258

14. Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Joan Didion, Vintage, $16, 9780593312193

15. Lost & Found: A Memoir
Kathryn Schulz, Random House, $27, 9780525512462

16. All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
Mel Brooks, Ballantine, $29.99, 9780593159118

17. Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
Katherine May, Riverhead Books, $24, 9780593189481

18. All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Tiya Miles, Random House, $18.99, 9781984855015

19. South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation
Imani Perry, Ecco, $28.99, 9780062977403

20. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Suzanne Simard, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525656098

21. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $32, 9780316558792

22. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Lulu Miller, Simon & Schuster, $17, 9781501160349

23. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $30, 9780062964618

24. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134

25. Will
Will Smith, Penguin Press, $30, 9781984877925