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Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-10, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
    A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
    Article Chapter
  2. The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
    A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
  3. Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
    A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
  4. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
  5. The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
    The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review
  6. The other wes moore by Wes Moore
    A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.
  7. Power of habit by Charles Duhigg
    The science behind how we form, and break, habits. 
  8. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  9. Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
    The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
  10. The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
    Book Review | First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
  11. Quiet by Susan Cain
    Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
  12. Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
    A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
  13. Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
    A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.
  14. Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
    A journalist reports on families seeking better lives in a Mumbai slum.
  15. Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
    A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.
  16. Brain on fire by Susannah Cahalan
    A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
  17. A long way gone by Ishmael Beah
    A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.
    First Chapter | Sunday Review | Article Chapter
  18. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
    How we make choices in business and personal life.
  19. Bossypants by Tina Fey
    A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”
  20. How children succeed by Paul Tough
    An argument that character matters more than intelligence.