The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 20, 2014.

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471

2. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443

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

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

5. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181

6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400

7. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405

8. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389

9. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529

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

11. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061

12. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535

13. Stress Test
Timothy F. Geithner, Crown, $35, 9780804138598

14. The Closer
Mariano Rivera, Little Brown, $28, 9780316400732

15. No Easy Day
Mark Owen, NAL, $16, 9780451468741

16. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409

17. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur/Little Brown, $9, 9780316056892

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

19. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Little Brown, $9, 9780316324069

20. A House in the Sky
Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett, Scribner, $16, 9781451645613

21. Service
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $8, 9780316185370

22. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538

23. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839

24. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $17, 9781416591061

25. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, It Books, $25.99, 9780062265425