Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For May 26

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 22.


1. In the Garden of Beasts

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

By Erik Larson

2 weeks on list

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


2. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

7 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

27 weeks on list

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


4. Area 51

An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

By Annie Jacobsen

1 week on list

Hardcover, 544pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: May. 17, 2011


5. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

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

2 weeks on list

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


6. The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

By Jon Ronson

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $25.95
Riverhead Hardcover
Pub Date: May. 12, 2011


7. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

By Steven Tyler

3 weeks on list

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


8. A Singular Woman

The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

By Janny Scott

3 weeks on list

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


9. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

11 weeks on list

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


10. To End All Wars

A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

By Adam Hochschild

1 week on list

Hardcover, 480pp, $28.00
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011


11. SEAL Team Six

Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

By Howard E. Wasdin; Stephen Templin

2 weeks on list

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


12. The Dukan Diet

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

By Pierre Dukan

5 weeks on list

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


13. Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

By Gabrielle Hamilton

12 weeks on list

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


14. On China

By Henry Kissinger

1 week on list

Hardcover, 608pp, $36.00
Penguin Press HC, The
Pub Date: May. 17, 2011


15. If You Ask Me

(And of Course You Won't)

By Betty White

3 weeks on list

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

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