Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For April 28

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 24.


1. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

3 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

23 weeks on list

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


3. Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

By Gabrielle Hamilton

8 weeks on list

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


4. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

7 weeks on list

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


5. The Dukan Diet

2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever

By Pierre Dukan

1 week on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $26.00
Crown Archetype
Pub Date: Apr. 19, 2011


6. The Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

By Siddhartha Mukherjee

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 592pp, $30.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Sep. 1, 2010


7. Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By Joshua Foer

7 weeks on list

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


8. Malcolm X

A Life of Reinvention

By Manning Marable

3 weeks on list

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


9. Unfamiliar Fishes

By Sarah Vowell

5 weeks on list

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


10. My Father's Daughter

Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness

By Gwyneth Paltrow; Mario Batali

1 week on list

Hardcover, 272pp, $30.00
Grand Central Life & Style
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


11. Love Wins

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

By Rob Bell

5 weeks on list

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


12. Cleopatra

A Life

By Stacy Schiff

25 weeks on list

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


13. I'm Over All That

And Other Confessions

By Shirley MacLaine

2 weeks on list

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


14. The Best Advice I Ever Got

Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

By Katie Couric

2 weeks on list

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


15. Idea Man

A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

By Paul Allen

1 week on list

Hardcover, 368pp, $27.95
Portfolio Hardcover
Pub Date: Apr. 19, 2011

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