Paperback 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. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

6 weeks on list

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


2. Heaven Is for Real

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

By Todd Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo

14 weeks on list

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


3. Just Kids

By Patti Smith

24 weeks on list

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


4. Born to Run

A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

By Christopher Mcdougall

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Mar. 29, 2011


5. Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

By Alexandra Horowitz

29 weeks on list

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


6. 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

7 weeks on list

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


7. Operation Mincemeat

How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

By Ben Macintyre

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 432pp, $15.00
Broadway
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


8. F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 128pp, $9.95
Chronicle Books
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


9. The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

11 weeks on list

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


10. The Glass Castle

A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

207 weeks on list

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


11. Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

44 weeks on list

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


12. The Sweet Life in Paris

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

By David Lebovitz

7 weeks on list

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


13. Packing for Mars

The Curious Science of Life in the Void

By Mary Roach

1 week on list

Paperback, 334pp, $15.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


14. Committed

A Love Story

By Elizabeth Gilbert

9 weeks on list

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


15. Lunch in Paris

A Love Story, with Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

10 weeks on list

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

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