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Non-Fiction The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s  

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1990's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1990 through 1999. All types of novels have been included and each of them made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 90's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre). This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time.

Note that Publishers Weekly left the "Harry Potter" series off of this list as its inclusion made the entire children's book industry appear to sharply rise and decline depending on the series' release schedule.
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1
A life on the road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Charles Kuralt - Year in the Top 15: 1990

2
A pirate looks at fifty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Jimmy Buffett - Year in the Top 15: 1998

3
A Reporter's Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1996

4
A Return to Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Marianne Williamson - Year in the Top 15: 1992

5
Ageless body, timeless mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Deepak Chopra - Year in the Top 15: 1993

6
An American Life: An Autobiogr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1990

7
And If You Play Golf, You're M... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Harvey Penick, Edwin "Bud" Shrake - Year in the Top 15: 1993

8
Angela's Ashes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Frank McCourt - Years in the Top 15: 1997, 1998

9
Bad As I Wanna Be is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1996

10
Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Barbara Bush - Year in the Top 15: 1994

11
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Geoffrey Ward

12
Beating the Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Peter Lynch - Year in the Top 15: 1993

13
Better Homes and Gardens New C... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1990

14
Bo Knows Bo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Dick Schaap - Year in the Top 15: 1990

15
Body for Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Bill Phillips - Year in the Top 15: 1999

16
By Way of Deception: The Makin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s

17
Charles Kuralt's America is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Charles Kuralt - Year in the Top 15: 1995

18
Childhood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Bill Cosby - Year in the Top 15: 1991

19
Conversations with God, Book I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1997

20
Couplehood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Paul Reiser - Year in the Top 15: 1994

21
Creating Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
John Bradshaw - Year in the Top 15: 1992

22
Crossing the Threshold of Hope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Pope John Paul II - Year in the Top 15: 1994

23
David Letterman's Book of Top ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1995

24
Den of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
James B. Stewart - Year in the Top 15: 1991

25
Diana: Her True Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Years in the Top 15: 1992, 1997

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Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Peter McWilliams - Year in the Top 15: 1991

27
Dogbert's Top Secret Managemen... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1996

28
Dolly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Dolly Parton - Year in the Top 15: 1994

29
Don't Stand Too Close to a Nak... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1994

30
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Richard Carlson - Year in the Top 15: 1999

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Eat Right 4 Your Type is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1998

32
Eight weeks to optimum health is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Andrew Weil - Year in the Top 15: 1997

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Embraced by the Light is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Betty Eadie - Years in the Top 15: 1993, 1994

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Emotional Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1995

35
Every living thing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
James Herriot, Robert Dewsnap - Year in the Top 15: 1992

36
Final Exit: The Practicalities... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s

37
Financial self-defense is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Charles J. Givens - Year in the Top 15: 1991

38
Financial Self-Defense: How To... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s

39
First Things First is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Stephen Covey

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For the Love of the Game: My S... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1998

41
Further Along the Road Less Tr... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
M. Scott Peck - Year in the Top 15: 1993

42
Get to the Heart: My Story is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1990

43
Gift and Mystery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Pope John Paul II - Year in the Top 15: 1996

44
Guinness World Records 2000 Mi... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Boo... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Years in the Top 15: 1992, 1993

46
Have a Nice Day! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Steve Barlow - Year in the Top 15: 1999

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Homecoming: Reclaiming and Cha... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s

48
How to Satisfy a Woman Every T... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1992

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I Can't Believe I Said That is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Year in the Top 15: 1992

50
I Want to Tell You is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Selling Non-Fiction of the 1990s
Larry Shiller - Year in the Top 15: 1995