Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For April 21

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 17.


1. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $26.99
Reagan Arthur Books
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


2. Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

By Laura Hillenbrand

22 weeks on list

Hardcover, 496pp, $27.00
Random House
Pub Date: Nov. 16, 2010


3. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

6 weeks on list

Hardcover, 448pp, $27.00
Random House
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


4. Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

By Gabrielle Hamilton

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $26.00
Random House
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


5. I'm Over All That

And Other Confessions

By Shirley MacLaine

1 week on list

Hardcover, 224pp, $22.00
Atria
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


6. Malcolm X

A Life of Reinvention

By Manning Marable

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 608pp, $30.00
Viking Adult
Pub Date: Apr. 4, 2011


7. Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By Joshua Foer

6 weeks on list

Hardcover, 320pp, $26.95
Penguin Press HC, The
Pub Date: Mar. 3, 2011


8. Cleopatra

A Life

By Stacy Schiff

24 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $29.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


9. Unfamiliar Fishes

By Sarah Vowell

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $25.95
Riverhead Hardcover
Pub Date: Mar. 22, 2011


10. The 17 Day Diet

A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results

By Dr. Mike Moreno

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $25.00
Free Press
Pub Date: Mar. 15, 2011


11. The Best Advice I Ever Got

Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

By Katie Couric

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $26.00
Random House
Pub Date: Apr. 12, 2011


12. Love Wins

A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

By Rob Bell

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 224pp, $22.99
HarperOne
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


13. Physics of the Future

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

By Michio Kaku

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 416pp, $28.95
Doubleday
Pub Date: Mar. 15, 2011


14. 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

By Jesse Ventura; Dick Russell

1 week on list

Hardcover, 320pp, $24.95
Skyhorse Publishing
Pub Date: Apr. 4, 2011


15. All That Is Bitter and Sweet

A Memoir

By Maryanne Vollers; Nicholas D. Kristof; Ashley Judd

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 432pp, $26.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011

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