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The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne FrankEleanor RooseveltB.M. Mooyart-Doubleday
1,925,095 voters
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and ...
Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert
1,158,081 voters
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved...
Night

Night

by Elie WieselMarion Wiesel
669,766 voters
Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translat...
Into the Wild

Into the Wild

by Jon Krakauer
627,962 voters
Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found here

In April ...
The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls
602,984 voters
The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jean...
Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

by Mitch Albom
538,963 voters
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help yo...
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven D. LevittStephen J. Dubner
516,659 voters
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents rea...
Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

by David Sedaris
486,701 voters
David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that ...
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

by Malcolm Gladwell
472,594 voters
An alternate cover edition exist here.

The tipping point is that magic m...
Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes

by Frank McCourt
380,757 voters
“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than ...
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote
375,808 voters
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. T...
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

by John Grogan
358,258 voters
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggl...
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell
336,927 voters
In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand...
A Child Called "It"

A Child Called "It"

by Dave Pelzer
308,393 voters
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
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This book c...
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

by Erik LarsonTony Goldwyn
300,902 voters
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be ...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen R. Covey
297,340 voters
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional proble...
Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors

by Augusten Burroughs
289,747 voters
Augusten Burroughs is the author of the bestselling trilogy, Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust & Wonder. Return to the memoir that started it all.

The tru...
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

by Jon Krakauer
287,120 voters
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a mu...
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

by David Oliver RelinGreg Mortenson
279,175 voters
An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here

Anyone who ...
How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie
276,260 voters
You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

Since its ...
Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

by Frances Mayes
274,856 voters
A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new...
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou
261,808 voters
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice...
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

by Bill Bryson
243,024 voters
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re goin...
The Secret

The Secret

by Rhonda Byrne
234,625 voters
The Secret’s 10th Anniversary Edition includes a new foreword by Rhonda Byrne, and 10 of the most life-changing insights she’s had over the last 10 years of practicing and living T...
Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?

by Spencer JohnsonKenneth H. Blanchard
228,247 voters
Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected ch...
John Adams

John Adams

by David McCullough
207,725 voters
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee pa...
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

by Betty Edwards
206,821 voters
When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a y...
Naked

Naked

by David Sedaris
198,660 voters
Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly ric...
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by David Sedaris
188,044 voters
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. H...
A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson
186,438 voters
In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. ...
A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces

by James Frey
182,153 voters
At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past ...
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

by Art Spiegelman
178,262 voters
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser
177,554 voters
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. Tha...
Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity

by C.S. Lewis
176,370 voters
Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis's forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books -...
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared Diamond
167,192 voters
A global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race.
Until around 11,000 b.c., all peoples were still St...
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

by Rick Warren
165,464 voters
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you both here and now, and for eternity. Rick W...
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

by John SherrillElizabeth SherrillCorrie ten Boom
165,396 voters
At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ev...
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

by Gary Chapman
165,265 voters
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes,...
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt
164,194 voters
Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative str...
Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl
161,302 voters
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 19...
The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien
160,587 voters
They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nigh...
The Art of War

The Art of War

by Sun TzuThomas Cleary
159,554 voters
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is al...
The God Delusion

The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins
158,210 voters
A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Cru...
A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

by Stephen Hawking
157,330 voters
In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty langu...
Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

by John Berger
155,134 voters
John Berger’s Classic Text on Art
John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First publish...
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

by Barbara Ehrenreich
151,836 voters
The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage.

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The Story of Art

The Story of Art

by E.H. Gombrich
151,602 voters
This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have b...
The Prince

The Prince

by Niccolò MachiavelliAdolph CasoRufus GoodwinBenjamin Martinez
147,777 voters
THE PRINCE was written by Niccolo' Machiavelli in the 1500s. It has continued to be a best seller in many languages. Presently, it is translated into modern English, with illustrat...
Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

by Robert T. Kiyosaki
141,853 voters
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. One father (Robert's real fa...
Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

by Banksy
141,668 voters
Wall and Piece
A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

by Howard Zinn
131,199 voters
Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of vie...
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony Bourdain
131,060 voters
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drug...
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

by Michael Pollan
130,582 voters
Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organi...
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

by Stephen King
126,901 voters
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors o...
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

by Chelsea Handler
125,516 voters
When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power - vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a ...
1776

1776

by David McCullough
124,749 voters
In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence - when t...
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

by Mary Roach
118,624 voters
Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—...
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Alex HaleyMalcolm X
118,526 voters
Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison ce...
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

by Julie Powell
118,108 voters
Powell needs something to break the monotony of her life. So, she invents a deranged assignment: She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering...
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

by Marjane SatrapiMattias Ripa
113,798 voters
A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Wise...
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

by Ishmael Beah
112,232 voters
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.
"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"
"Because there is a war."
"You mean, you saw peopl...
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

by John Gray
111,511 voters

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth an...

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

by Jon Krakauer
109,555 voters
Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of...
Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

by Laura Hillenbrand
109,068 voters
There's an alternate cover edition here

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrif...
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

by Barack Obama
109,037 voters
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in h...
The Republic

The Republic

by PlatoDesmond Lee
107,674 voters
Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this classic text is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individ...
Schindler's List

Schindler's List

by Thomas Keneally
107,350 voters
During the Holocaust at the German concentration camp near Plaszow, thousands of Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. More than a thousand others would have been counte...
Walden

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
105,359 voters
Walden, or, Life in the Woods, is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, soci...
The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller
105,303 voters
An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play...
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

by Eckhart Tolle
102,956 voters
The highly anticipated follow-up to the 2,000,000 copy bestselling inspirational book, "The Power of Now"
With his bestselling spiritual guide "The Power of Now," Eckhart Tol...
Just Kids

Just Kids

by Patti Smith
102,176 voters
In Just Kids, Patti Smith's first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Map...
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

by Eckhart Tolle
99,594 voters
Eckhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's cl...
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin
98,947 voters
The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris ...
The Art Book

The Art Book

by Phaidon Press
98,945 voters
An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods,...
The Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

by Marion Rombauer BeckerEthan BeckerIrma S. Rombauer
98,674 voters
Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America, the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty...
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

by Oliver Sacks
98,424 voters
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre...
A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

by Sylvia Nasar
95,045 voters
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own...
The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

by Richard Dawkins
94,824 voters
Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific commu...
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Miguel Ruiz
93,840 voters
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Fou...
Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran

by Azar Nafisi
93,694 voters
Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to...
The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking

by Joan Didion
91,873 voters
From one of America's iconic writers, this is a portrait of a marriage and a life - in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child....
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

by Better Homes and Gardens
90,131 voters
Features: Over 900 new recipes -- 1,200 in all-reflect current eating habits and lifestyles; 500 new photographs -- over 700 in all-including 60 percent more of finished food than ...
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

by Vincent BugliosiCurt Gentry
90,097 voters
A national bestseller—7 million copies sold.

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most bafflin...
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

by Richard Feynman
87,636 voters
Richard Feynman (1918-1988), winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic...
Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill
87,165 voters
Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listen...
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

by Art Spiegelman
86,743 voters
Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spieglman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler...
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

by Barbara KingsolverCamille KingsolverSteven L. HoppRichard A. Houser
83,074 voters
Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

...
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

by Chelsea Handler
82,545 voters
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

by James C. Collins
81,648 voters
The Challenge
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineer...
Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice

by David Sedaris
81,538 voters
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and...
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

by Donald Miller
80,497 voters
"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened." ―Donald Miller

In Dona...

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

by James McBride
79,502 voters
The Color of Water tells the remarkable story of Ruth McBride Jordan, the two good men she married, and the 12 good children she raised. Jordan, born Rachel Shilsky, a Polis...
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

by Michael Pollan
78,874 voters
Michael Pollan's last book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now In Defense of Food shows us how to change i...
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

by Lynne Truss
77,878 voters
A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the ...
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

by Thomas L. Friedman
76,683 voters
This new edition of The World Is Flat is Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology & communications put peo...
Lucky

Lucky

by Alice Sebold
76,453 voters
In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped ...
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud
74,824 voters
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

by Jon StewartStephen ColbertTom JohnsonBen KarlinDavid JaverbaumJason RossScott JacobsonChris ReganJ.R. HavlanRob KutnerBrendan HaySteve BodowSamantha BeeEd HelmsTim CarvellRob CorddryJason ReichEric DrysdaleRich Bloomquist
73,543 voters
Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government.

American-style democr...

The Complete Maus

The Complete Maus

by Art Spiegelman
73,507 voters
Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addre...
Cosmos

Cosmos

by Carl Sagan
73,323 voters
Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and t...