Popular Adult Nonfiction Books

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 89 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 770,364 ratings — published 2010
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 85 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 940,204 ratings — published 2011
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 72 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 631,817 ratings — published 2014
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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 71 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 733,331 ratings — published 2012
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 67 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.52 — 1,786,651 ratings — published 2006
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 65 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 599,545 ratings — published 2011
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.25 — 1,035,720 ratings — published 2005
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 57 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.31 — 1,075,683 ratings — published 1958
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Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 811,509 ratings — published 2000
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 52 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 1,091,258 ratings — published 1996
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A Walk in the Woods A Walk in the Woods (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 419,284 ratings — published 1997
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Modern Romance Modern Romance (Hardcover)
by (shelved 46 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 270,434 ratings — published 2015
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 284,523 ratings — published 2003
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 38 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 351,958 ratings — published 2016
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 37 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.91 — 211,408 ratings — published 2015
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 36 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 242,459 ratings — published 2012
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Hardcover)
by (shelved 35 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 174,627 ratings — published 2015
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Why Not Me? Why Not Me? (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 80,785 ratings — published 2015
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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 34 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 305,160 ratings — published 2012
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Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 814,470 ratings — published 1997
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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)
by (shelved 32 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 466,511 ratings — published 1995
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 686,405 ratings — published 1966
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
by (shelved 32 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 573,007 ratings — published 1996
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Orange Is the New Black Orange Is the New Black (Hardcover)
by (shelved 31 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.70 — 281,846 ratings — published 2010
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.31 — 274,216 ratings — published 2000
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The Last Lecture The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
by (shelved 31 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.26 — 414,551 ratings — published 2008
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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 29 times as adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 205,685 ratings — published 2003
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Taylor Rhodes
“The smell of cigarette smoke in the air in a tavern that changes names often,
a bar cursed because of a girl who died of a drug overdose
in the basement, we put a few coins in the jukebox;
chose “Angel Band” by Johnny Cash and sat down at the bar,
ordered a soda, you wanted a whiskey on the rocks.
We saw the coal miner who moved here from West Virginia
knocking back liquor like I drink sweet tea.
No one asked why he was so solemn today.
It was warm. It was relatively quiet.
To anyone else, this place could feel sinister.
But to us, it was freedom. It was a hiding place.
No one was ever here long enough to know us.
And we liked it that way.”
Taylor Rhodes, Sixteenth Notes: The Breaking of the Rose-Colored Glasses

Taylor Rhodes
“I’ve never been with a boy who hasn’t seen me naked.
It’s always the squeaky futon, bear-it-all, turn-off-the-lights quickstep.
Don’t chalk it up to “daddy issues.”
Maybe I’m sick of keeping private parts private.
I don’t want rainwater secrets on my lips, tasting of “don’t make too much noise”.
October’s dust in my lungs, maybe I don’t want bits of four AM lingering in my subconscious.
Smokers breathe in fire, coat their insides in ash. Is that suicide or arson?
Listen to me, listen to me. I’m alive. I’M ALIVE.
I’m naked and bruised, but I’m alive.
I’m not a piece of fruit. Don’t press into my flesh, looking for soft spots.
My whole body is tender and rotten, but I’m alive.
I’m alive and just because you can see it all, doesn’t mean you know it all”
Taylor Rhodes, Sixteenth Notes: The Breaking of the Rose-Colored Glasses

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