New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2013 Complete List Page 1

There are 222 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2013 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Proof Of Heaven

Weeks on the list: 52

by: Eben Alex er
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.

2. Lean In

Weeks on the list: 40

by: Sheryl S berg Nell Scovell
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

3. Wild

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Cheryl Strayed
Release date: Mar 20, 2012
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A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

4. Killing Kennedy

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
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The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

5. Unbroken

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Laura Hillenbr
Release date: Nov 16, 2010
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An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

6. Quiet

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Susan Cain
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

7. American Sniper

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Chris Kyle Scott McEwen Jim DeFelice
Release date: Jan 03, 2012
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A member of the Navy Seals with the most career sniper kills in United States military history discusses his childhood, his marriage and his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war.

8. Happy, Happy, Happy

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Phil Robertson Mark Schlabach
Release date: May 07, 2013
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The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

9. Orange Is The New Black

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Piper Kerman
Release date: Apr 06, 2010
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A memoir by a Brooklyn woman whose relationship with a drug runner gets her sentenced to a year in prison. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

10. Bossypants

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Tina Fey
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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A memoir from the former “Saturday Night Live” star and creator of “30 Rock.”

11. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Weeks on the list: 19

by: David Sedaris
Release date: Apr 23, 2013
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Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco and his father’s dinner attire.

12. Killing Lincoln

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
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The anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

13. No Easy Day

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Mark Owen Kevin Maurer
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

14. Outliers

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Nov 18, 2008
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Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.

15. Si-Cology 1

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Si Robertson Mark Schlabach
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
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Tales from Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, who works in the Duck Commander workshop.

16. Zealot

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Reza Aslan
Release date: Jul 16, 2013
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A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.

17. The Glass Castle

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Jeannette Walls
Release date: Jan 17, 2006
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The author recalls how she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

18. Dad Is Fat

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Jim Gaffigan
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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The comedian’s life with five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.

19. Killing Jesus

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
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Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

20. Heaven Is For Real

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Todd Burpo Lynn Vincent
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an appendectomy.

21. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Rebecca Skloot
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

22. My Beloved World

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Sonia Sotomayor
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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The Supreme Court justice recalls growing up in the Bronx, attending Princeton, working for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and becoming a federal judge.

23. The Power Of Habit

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Charles Duhigg
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
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A Times reporter’s account of the science behind how we form, and break, habits.

24. David And Goliath

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
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How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

25. America The Beautiful

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Ben C Carson C y Carson
Release date: Jan 24, 2012
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A doctor explores what makes America great.

26. Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Katherine Boo
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
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A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a Mumbai slum.

27. One Summer

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Bill Bryson
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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The author of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” describes the events of the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the great Mississippi flood.

28. I Am Malala

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Malala Yousafzai Christina Lamb
Release date: Oct 08, 2013
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The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

29. This Town

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Mark Leibovich
Release date: Jul 16, 2013
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An examination of Washington’s “media-industrial complex” by the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

30. Team Of Rivals

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Release date: Sep 26, 2006
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The political genius of Abraham Lincoln, revealed in his relationship with his cabinet; originally published in 2005.

Last updated on December 18, 2021