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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 2616 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,854,124 ratings — published 1947
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.02 — 419,620 ratings — published 2010
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1985 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 338,559 ratings — published 2011
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Bossypants Bossypants (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1937 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 91,214 ratings — published 2011
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 1755 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.27 — 661,319 ratings — published 1958
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 1683 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.90 — 688,098 ratings — published 1996
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Outliers: The Story of Success Outliers: The Story of Success (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1657 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 409,490 ratings — published 2008
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 1595 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 164,764 ratings — published 2003
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 1389 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 690,223 ratings — published 2005
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 1373 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.45 — 1,301,896 ratings — published 2006
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
by (shelved 1255 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 261,200 ratings — published 2003
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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 1210 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 376,344 ratings — published 2012
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 1207 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 652,889 ratings — published 2000
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1181 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.27 — 157,762 ratings — published 1999
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Hardcover)
by (shelved 936 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 123,021 ratings — published 2007
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 834 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.79 — 199,522 ratings — published 2014
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 830 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 487,118 ratings — published 1997
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Hardcover)
by (shelved 830 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 61,191 ratings — published 2008
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 813 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 404,251 ratings — published 1996
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 795 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 145,457 ratings — published 1985
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A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 777 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 227,990 ratings — published 1987
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 755 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.23 — 288,952 ratings — published 2008
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
by (shelved 733 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 217,401 ratings — published 2006
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 716 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 71,003 ratings — published 1994
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Hardcover)
by (shelved 703 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 214,946 ratings — published 2011
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Columbine Columbine (Hardcover)
by (shelved 702 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 73,935 ratings — published 2009
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Hardcover)
by (shelved 701 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.91 — 54,936 ratings — published 2010
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
by (shelved 698 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 376,150 ratings — published 1995
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 697 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.67 — 158,611 ratings — published 2010
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 676 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.67 — 358,133 ratings — published 2002
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 630 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 202,291 ratings — published 1946
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Hardcover)
by (shelved 629 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 184,448 ratings — published 2007
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 617 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 323,371 ratings — published 1969
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