The Indie Biography & Memoir Bestseller List

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Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 19, 2015.

1. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742

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

3. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423

4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441

5. The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15, 9781476753911

6. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119

7. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572

8. On the Move
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385352543

9. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341

10. A Lucky Life Interrupted
Tom Brokaw, Random House, $27, 9781400069699

11. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764

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

13. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Laura Ingalls Wilder, South Dakota State Historical Society, $39.95, 9780984504176

14. It’s a Long Story
Willie Nelson, Little Brown, $30, 9780316403559

15. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547

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

17. Elon Musk
Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $28.99, 9780062301239

18. Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
Wednesday Martin, S&S, $26, 9781476762623

19. And the Good News Is...
Dana Perino, Twelve, $26, 9781455584901

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

21. Elephant Company
Vicki Croke, Random House, $17, 9780812981650

22. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee
Marja Mills, Penguin, $17, 9780143127666

23. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $15.99, 9780062267412

24. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir
Alan Cumming, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062225078

25. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684