New York Times® Best Sellers: Paperback Nonfiction
April 26, 2015

1. AMERICAN SNIPER
by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
A memoir recounts the battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper; now a movie.

2. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT
by Daniel James Brown
A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

3.* DAVID AND GOLIATH
by Malcolm Gladwell
How disadvantages can work in our favor; by the author of "The Tipping Point" and "Blink."

4. WILD
by Cheryl Strayed
A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995; now a movie.

5.* UNBROKEN
by Laura Hillenbrand
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific; now a movie.

6. THE POWER OF HABIT
by Charles Duhigg
An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.

7. THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
An oncologist’s history of cancer and its treatment. (†)

8.* THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
by Daniel Kahneman
How we make choices in business and personal life.

9. QUIET
by Susan Cain
Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

10. I HATE MYSELFIE
by Shane Dawson
In these essays, the film director and Internet personality traces his route from a messy childhood to self-acceptance and self-exposure. (†)

11. THRIVE
by Arianna Huffington
Personal well-being as the indispensable third measure – with money and power -- of success.

12. 10% HAPPIER
by Dan Harris
A co-anchor of "Nightline" reports on the science and spiritual basis of meditation and how it has improved his life.

13. OUTLIERS
by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

14. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?
by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.

15. GOING CLEAR
by Lawrence Wright
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the world of Scientology; the basis for the documentary film.  

16. THE NEW JIM CROW
by Michelle Alexander
A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.

17. ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA
by Andrew Hodges
The presiding mathematician and decoding force at Bletchley Park, the center that cracked the German Enigma code; the inspiration for the film "The Imitation Game."

18. FORGIVENESS
by Chiquis Rivera
The daughter of Jenni Rivera discusses her father's abuse and her estrangement from her mother.

19. A FIGHTING CHANCE
by Elizabeth Warren
The Massachusetts senator on her life, her academic work and her battle for a consumer protection agency.

20. PROOF OF HEAVEN
by Eben Alexander
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Apr. 11, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.

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