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The latest top selling hardcover nonfiction books from Indie Bound
August 25th, 2019

by Tara Westover (Random House, ISBN: 9780399590504); Last week: 1; Weeks on List: * "Westover's unforgettable memoir about growing up, being kept out of school, leaving her survivalist family, and going on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. A Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce title and the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for March 2018."
Author: Tara Westover
by Ibram X. Kendi (One World, ISBN: 9780525509288); Weeks on List: 1 "Kendi's book is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society."
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/S&S, ISBN: 9781451642292); Last week: 2; Weeks on List: 6 "A groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. The #1 Indie Next List Great Read for July 2019."
Author: Lisa Taddeo
by Mark Manson (Harper, ISBN: 9780062457714); Last week: 4; Weeks on List: * "Superstar blogger Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people."
Author: Mark Manson
by David McCullough (S&S, ISBN: 9781501168680); Last week: 5; Weeks on List: 15 "Pulitzer Prize-winner McCullough tells of the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country."
Author: David McCullough
by Michelle Obama (Crown, ISBN: 9781524763138); Last week: 3; Weeks on List: 40 "Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same."
Author: Michelle Obama
by Mark Manson (Harper, ISBN: 9780062888433); Last week: 8; Weeks on List: 14 "With his usual mix of erudition and humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before."
Author: Mark Manson
by Jia Tolentino (Random House, ISBN: 9780525510543); Last week: 6; Weeks on List: 2 "Tolentino's dazzling collection of nine original essays, written with sharpness, wit, and fearlessness, delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity."
Author: Jia Tolentino
by Toni Morrison (Knopf, ISBN: 9780525521037); Last week: 7; Weeks on List: 3 "Morrison's new book is a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades."
Author: Toni Morrison
by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.) (S&S, ISBN: 9781476753836); Last week: 10; Weeks on List: 25 "A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements. Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook."
Author: Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.)