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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 9791 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 2,273,741 ratings — published 1947
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6617 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 530,226 ratings — published 2010
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 5553 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 830,246 ratings — published 1996
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 5021 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.28 — 793,664 ratings — published 1958
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 4490 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 203,902 ratings — published 2003
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 4315 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.48 — 1,495,175 ratings — published 2006
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4117 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 221,610 ratings — published 2006
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4049 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 521,743 ratings — published 2012
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 4012 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.22 — 815,679 ratings — published 2005
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3693 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 262,946 ratings — published 2006
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3567 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.79 — 403,408 ratings — published 2014
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 3047 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 604,583 ratings — published 1997
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Paperback)
by (shelved 3010 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 155,301 ratings — published 2003
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
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avg rating 4.06 — 457,553 ratings — published 1996
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2489 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 140,841 ratings — published 2007
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The Art of War The Art of War (Paperback)
by (shelved 2413 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 285,248 ratings — published -450
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Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2218 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 785,171 ratings — published 2011
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2213 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.68 — 215,549 ratings — published 2010
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2109 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 249,174 ratings — published 2012
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2103 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 75,282 ratings — published 2008
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How to Be a Woman How to Be a Woman (Paperback)
by (shelved 2087 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.72 — 150,809 ratings — published 2011
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2085 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 80,349 ratings — published 2015
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Modern Romance Modern Romance (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1988 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 144,221 ratings — published 2015
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
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Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
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Kurt Vonnegut
“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Jeannie Walker
“You gotta help me get out of here! Cut me loose! Cut me loose!
Well, Jerry, I gotta go to work, but I'll come back this afternoon and if you're not better, then we'll see about ... I'll see what I can do.
It'll be too late, Gamble. I'll be dead by then. Cut me loose! You gotta help me. You just gotta help me!”
Jeannie Walker, Fighting the Devil: A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

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