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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 3203 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 2,367,013 ratings — published 1947
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3185 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 555,340 ratings — published 2010
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2411 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 667,368 ratings — published 2011
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 2186 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.28 — 824,296 ratings — published 1958
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Outliers: The Story of Success Outliers: The Story of Success (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2054 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 522,712 ratings — published 2008
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 2045 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 861,871 ratings — published 1996
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 1983 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 215,226 ratings — published 2003
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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 1787 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 228,678 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 1673 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 549,698 ratings — published 2012
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 1606 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.48 — 1,536,786 ratings — published 2006
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
by (shelved 1554 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.17 — 330,890 ratings — published 2003
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1475 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.28 — 199,950 ratings — published 1999
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 1401 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 714,529 ratings — published 2000
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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 1326 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 162,274 ratings — published 2003
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Modern Romance Modern Romance (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1087 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 165,847 ratings — published 2015
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1085 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 145,677 ratings — published 2007
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 1015 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 631,320 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 1012 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.82 — 78,056 ratings — published 2008
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 996 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 469,637 ratings — published 1996
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A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 994 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.10 — 295,466 ratings — published 1987
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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 946 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 327,221 ratings — published 2011
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 944 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.69 — 229,185 ratings — published 2010
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 917 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 348,013 ratings — published 2008
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Bad Feminist Bad Feminist (Paperback)
by (shelved 907 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 97,915 ratings — published 2014
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Columbine Columbine (Hardcover)
by (shelved 888 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 93,606 ratings — published 2009
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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 875 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.22 — 88,750 ratings — published 1994
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
by (shelved 875 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 273,593 ratings — published 2006
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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 862 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 73,730 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 859 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 259,136 ratings — published 2012
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 850 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 282,196 ratings — published 1946
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
by (shelved 837 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 422,488 ratings — published 1995
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Running with Scissors Running with Scissors (Paperback)
by (shelved 806 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 3.69 — 424,615 ratings — published 2002
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 800 times as nonfiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 433,630 ratings — published 1969
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