Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers For March 17

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending March 12.


1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

1 week on list

Paperback, 400pp, $16.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


2. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

19 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $16.00
Ecco
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


3. Heaven Is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

9 weeks on list

Paperback, 163pp, $16.99
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


4. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 291pp, $15.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


5. The Happiness Project

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and

By Gretchen Rubin

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 336pp, $14.99
Harper Paperbacks
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


6. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

24 weeks on list

Paperback, 384pp, $16.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Oct. 5, 2010


7. The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

By Mark Logue; Peter Conradi

8 weeks on list

Paperback, 256pp, $14.95
Sterling
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


8. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

39 weeks on list

Paperback, 368pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Jun. 15, 2010


9. Committed

A Love Story

By Elizabeth Gilbert

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


10. The Sweet Life in Paris

Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

By David Lebovitz

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $14.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


11. What the Dog Saw

And Other Adventures

By Malcolm Gladwell

13 weeks on list

Paperback, 448pp, $16.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Dec. 14, 2010


12. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $13.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


13. Dead End Gene Pool

A Memoir

By Wendy Burden

1 week on list

Paperback, 288pp, $16.00
Gotham
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


14. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

202 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Jan. 9, 2006


15. NurtureShock

New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman

9 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $14.99
Twelve
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011

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