Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For May 19

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 15.


1. In the Garden of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

By Erik Larson

1 week on list

Hardcover, 464pp, $26.00
Crown
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


2. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

6 weeks on list

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


3. Unbroken

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

By Laura Hillenbrand

26 weeks on list

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


4. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

By Chelsea Handler; and Other Victims Friends Chelsea's Family

1 week on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $24.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


5. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

By Steven Tyler

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $27.99
Ecco
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


6. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

10 weeks on list

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


7. A Singular Woman

The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

By Janny Scott

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.95
Riverhead Hardcover
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


8. The Dukan Diet

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

By Pierre Dukan

4 weeks on list

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


9. Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

By Gabrielle Hamilton

11 weeks on list

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


10. If You Ask Me

(And of Course You Won't)

By Betty White

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 272pp, $25.95
Putnam Adult
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


11. SEAL Team Six

Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

By Howard E. Wasdin; Stephen Templin

1 week on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $26.99
St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


12. This Is a Book

By Demetri Martin

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $24.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


13. Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By Joshua Foer

9 weeks on list

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


14. The 17 Day Diet

A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results

By Dr. Mike Moreno

4 weeks on list

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


15. Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

By Mitchell Zuckoff

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $26.99
Harper
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011

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