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Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For July 7

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending July 3.


1. Go the F*ck to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach; Ricardo Cortes

5 weeks on list

Hardcover, 32pp, $14.95
Akashic Books
Pub Date: Oct. 1, 2011


2. In the Garden of Beasts

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

By Erik Larson

8 weeks on list

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


3. Unbroken

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

By Laura Hillenbrand

33 weeks on list

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


4. The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

By David McCullough

6 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $37.50
Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011


5. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

13 weeks on list

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


6. Area 51

An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

By Annie Jacobsen

7 weeks on list

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


7. Lost in Shangri-La

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

By Mitchell Zuckoff

5 weeks on list

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


8. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

17 weeks on list

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


9. Plenty

Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

By Yotam Ottolenghi; Jonathan Lovekin

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $35.00
Chronicle Books
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


10. The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

By Jon Ronson

6 weeks on list

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


11. SEAL Team Six

Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

By Howard E. Wasdin; Stephen Templin

8 weeks on list

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


12. The Post-American World

Release 2.0

By Fareed Zakaria

1 week on list

Hardcover, 314pp, $26.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011


13. Reckless Endangerment

How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

By Gretchen Morgenson; Joshua Rosner

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $30.00
Times Books
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011


14. "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

By Eva Gabrielsson; Marie-Francoise Colombani; Linda Coverdale

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 224pp, $23.95
Seven Stories Press
Pub Date: Jun. 21, 2011


15. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

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

8 weeks on list

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