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Nonfiction Bestsellers

What’s hot? What’s new in fiction? Where are the latest titles by your favorite authors? The Bestseller Collection, located front and center on the First Floor of the Main Library, has all of the above and more. Multiple copies available. Check it!

In alphabetical order by the author's last name:




Andersen, Christopher
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
E841.A538 2013
Jack & Jackie: the gift that keeps on giving.
Angelou, Maya
Mom & Me & Mom
PS3551.N464 Z46 2012
The esteemed writer's intimate record of life with and without her mother.


Bastianich, Lidia
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Everyone Can Master
TX723.B317 2013
Lidia's personal hit parade of easy Italian recipes.
Brosh, Allie
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
PN6727.B7567 Z46 2013
Widening of the author's humorous blog geared toward the complexities of modern life.
Bittman, Mark
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health
TX837.B5278 2013
Noted foodie Bittman is vegan until the sun goes down with positive results.
Bryson, Bill
One Summer: America, 1927
E791.B79 2013
The astonishing American summer of 1927 seemed like it would last forever—or at least until 1929.
Burnett, Carol
Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story
PN2287.B85 A3 2013
Painful account of the remarkable relationship between the entertainer and her daughter.
Bushkin, Henry
Johnny Carson
PN1992.4 C28 B88 2013
Johnny Carson's personal attorney and best friend for over thirty years gives it up.


Carson, Ben
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
E169.12 C294 2012
More dreamy nostalgia for America's imagined past.
Collins, Billy
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems
PS3553.047478 A73 2013x
Rhyme, rhythm, meter, measure, alliteration; Holy Smoke! Poetry!
Conway, Tim
What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life
PN2287.C584 A3 2013
Humorous look back at a remarkable career.
Crystal, Billy
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
PN2287.C686A3 2013
Now 65 years of age, the comedian takes a comprehensive look at both his life and career.


Dana, Rebecca
Jujitsu Rabbi and the Goddess Blonde: A True Story
PN4874.D315 A3 2013x
New York City's "high life" leaves a young woman feeling empty.
Diaz, Cameron
The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.
RA 776.9 D545 2013
It seems to be a diet, exercise and care combination.


Ephron, Nora
The Most of Nora Ephron
PS3555.P5 A6 2013
The essence of one of America's favorite authors.



Gardner, Mark Lee
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
F594.J27 G37 2013x
You can almost smell the smoke.
Gladwell, Malcolm
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
BF503.G53 2013
How some people are able to flip disadvantage into advantage.


Hafner, Katie
Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir
PN4874.H213 A3 2013
A woman, along with her mother and daughter, heads down that road of healing and reconciliation.
Harper, Bob
Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss
RA781.6 H357 2013
Get skinny quick lesson from that guy on The Biggest Loser.
Heath, Chip
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
HD30.23 H395
Better choice #1: Read this book!
Higashida, Naoki
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
RC553.A88 H5313 2013
Extraordinary interview with an autistic child.



Johnson, Lois Joy
The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your Guide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age
TT507.J629 2012y
Even if you have grown a bit older, it doesn't mean your closet should suffer.
Johnson, Sue
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
BF575.L8 J6 2013
Why do I love thee? Let's take a look at the scientific evidence.
Jones, Shirley
Shirley Jones: A Memoir
PN2287.J63 A3 2013
C'mon, Get Happy!


Keller, Timothy
Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions
BS 2415.K38 2013
Jesus still has the ability to change lives for the better.
Klosterman, Chuck
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real or Imagined)
PN96.V48 K58 2013
Study of villains and the cause(s) of their evil intent.
Konnikova, Maria
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
BC108.K58 2013
Thinking like Sherlock Holmes is elementary, my dear Watson.


Leibovich, Mark
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital
JK1726.L45 2013
What recession? It's party time all the time in D.C.
Leon, Donna
My Venice and Other Essays
JK1726.L45 2013
An inside look at the Venice tourists miss.


McRaney, David
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
Rationale of why we think the things we think then do the things we do.
Meyer, Joy
God Is Not Mad at You: You Can Experience Real Love, Acceptance & Guilt-Free Living
BV4817.M493 2013x
God is not mad, just a little peeved.
Millan, Cesar
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
UB363.M36 2012
98 easy lessons on how to care for your dog.
Moss, Michael
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
RA784.M638 2013
Pick your poison. XXX.



O'Reilly, Bill
Killing Jesus
BT450.O74 2013
New life/death of the Son of Man.
Osteen, Joel
Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life
BV4501.3 O85 2013
Freak Out! Pardon. Break Out!


Parnia, Sam
Erasing Death: The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death
RC685.C173 P37 2013
Death may no longer be the final curtain.
Perlmutter, David
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—˜Your Brain's Silent Killers
RC386.2 P46 2013y
Ways not to toast your brain.
Pollan, Michael
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
TX652. P646 2013
How we can revive good, old-fashioned cooking and take mealtime back from the corporations. I'm Lovin' It.
Pomerantz, Gary M.
Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now
GV956.P57P66 2013
Grandest era of the Pittsburgh sporting life.
Prince, Joseph
The Power of Right Believing: 7 Keys to Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Addiction
BV4908.5 P767 2013x
Attempts to shine a new light on self-improvement.
Prioleau, Betsy
Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them
HQ1090.27 P75 2013
Who were the world's greatest lovers and what made them so?


Quinn, Lucinda Scala
Mad Hungry Cravings
TX714. S315 2013
You can prepare your favorite dishes & make them even better—at home.


Ramsey, Dave
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
HG179.R31563 2013x
How to get your finances in shape according to the master.
Roach, Mary
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
QP145.R53 2013
Comedic tour through the mouth, down the throat, into and—Gulp—out of the stomach.
Robinson, Jo
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
RA784.R59 2013x
How to get back the nutrients in our food that we so sorely miss.
Rodgers, Diana
Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go: The Solution to Gluten-Free Eating All Day Long with Delicious, Easy and Portable Primal Meals
RM237.86 R64 2013x
Going against the grain? Here is a plan that makes simple, tasty, portable, paleo meals possible.
Rule, Ann
Practice to Deceive
HV6533.W2 R854 2013
Man is found murdered in his own private getaway by the sea.


Sandberg, Sheryl
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
HD6054.3 S265 2013
Facebook's Chief Operating Officer explains how women can attain their full and rightful place among the hierarchy of the workplace.
Savage, Dan
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics
HQ75.8 S28A3 2013
Provocative take on the "hot button" issues of the day.
Sedaris, David
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
PS3569.E314 L487 2013x
Sedaris finds much to amaze and bewilder on his world tour.
Sherman, Gabriel
The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country
PN 4888.T4 S545 2014x
As far as big shots go—he's a really big one.
Silver, Nate
The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't
CB158.S54 2012
Dear Brutus the fault is not in our stars, it's in our numbers.
Sotomayor, Sonia
My Beloved World
KF8745.S67 A3 2013
It's a long hard road from a housing project in the Bronx to the United States Supreme Court.
Stanton, Brandon
Humans of New York
F128.37 S733 2013
Extraordinarily frank photos of the residents of the Big Apple.
Stossel, Scott
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
RC 531.S758 2013
Intimate history of the mental anguish caused by anxiety.
Symon, Michael
Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes=120 Fantastic Dinners
TX833.5 S98 2013
He's not The Chew host and Food Network "Iron Chef" for nothing.





Warner, Melanie
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
HD9000.5 W339 2013
What is really in that stuff?
Weir, Alison
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
DA330.8 E44 W45
Biography of the little-known mother of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.



Yousafzai, Malala
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
LC2330.Y687 2013y
One young woman's heroic battle against the injustice of it all.