The 22 Bestselling Adult Nonfiction Books for 2009

This page highlights 22 books, published in 2009, that made our Bestsellers List.

Note: We carry over bestseller status for out of print versions of books to new editions, so the punlication year may not reflect the year the book was orignally published.

18 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of The Vixen Diaries by Karrine Steffans

The Vixen Diaries

by Karrine Steffans

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12 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley

This Year You Write Your Novel

by Walter Mosley

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6 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter

by Maya Angelou

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6 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie Williams

Black Pain

by Terrie Williams

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2 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of America I AM Black Facts: The Timelines of African American History, 1601-2008 by Quintard Taylor

America I AM Black Facts

by Quintard Taylor

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2 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, And An Unlikely Road To Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Beautiful Struggle

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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2 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood by Terrance Dean

Hiding in Hip Hop

by Terrance Dean

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write To The New First Lady by Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram

Go, Tell Michelle

by Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask: An Insider’s Story of the King of Pop by Bob Jones

Michael Jackson

by Bob Jones

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Down to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women by Clara Villarosa

Down to Business

by Clara Villarosa

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Why I Love Men: The Joys Of Dating by J.J. Smith

Why I Love Men

by J.J. Smith

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Why He Hates You!: How Unreconciled Maternal Anger Is Destroying Black Men And Boys by Janks Morton

Why He Hates You!

by Janks Morton

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of State of Emergency by Jawanza Kunjufu

State of Emergency

by Jawanza Kunjufu

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Africa: Strictly Business, The Steady March To Prosperity by Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont

Africa

by Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Sugar Of The Crop: My Journey To Find The Children Of Slaves by Sana Butler

Sugar Of The Crop

by Sana Butler

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Men Don’t Heal, We Ho: A Book About The Emotional Instability In Men by Steven James Dixon

Men Don’t Heal, We Ho

by Steven James Dixon

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Making Great Decisions: For a Life Without Limits by T. D. Jakes

Making Great Decisions

by T. D. Jakes

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of The Art Of Mackin’ by Tariq Nasheed

The Art Of Mackin’

by Tariq Nasheed

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Inheriting the Trade

by Thomas Norman DeWolf

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1 Time 2009 Bestseller Book cover of The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St. Clair

The Door of No Return

by William St. Clair

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