Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 YES PLEASE

Amy Poehler

A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, the “Saturday Night Live” alumna and star of “Parks and Recreation.”

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#2 KILLING PATTON

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#3 UNBROKEN

Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 178 weeks

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#4 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

Daniel James Brown

The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

On the bestsellers list for 25 weeks


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#5 STONEWALLED

Sharyl Attkisson

An investigative reporter complains of harassment and intimidation by the Obama administration.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#6 NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

Lena Dunham

A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#7 TRUE LOVE

Jennifer Lopez

The entertainer describes what she learned in the two-year period following her divorce.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#8 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#9 NO EASY DAY

Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

An account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, by a former member of the Navy SEALs.

On the bestsellers list for 32 weeks


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#10 WILD

Cheryl Strayed

A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.

On the bestsellers list for 86 weeks


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#11 SO ANYWAY . . .

John Cleese

A memoir by the comedian, actor and writer, a former Python.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#12 THE INNOVATORS

Walter Isaacson

Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#13 WHAT IF?

Randall Munroe

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#14 DREAMERS AND DECEIVERS

Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe

More little-known stories from America’s past; a follow-up to “Miracles and Massacres.”

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#15 I MUST SAY

Martin Short

In this memoir, the comedian discusses his professional triumphs and personal losses.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#16 UNDENIABLE

Bill Nye

The “Science Guy” explains how evolution shapes our lives.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 JETER UNFILTERED

Derek Jeter with Anthony Bozza

The Yankee shortstop and team captain looks back over his career.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#18 AS YOU WISH

Cary Elwes with Joe Layden

The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.

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#19 FOOD

Jim Gaffigan

The comedian, author of “Dad Is Fat,” describes his relationship with his subject.

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#20 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

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