For our show on The Art of the Political Memoir, we pulled together the best-selling memoirs by political figures from May 2004 to May 2014, based on sales at independent bookstores across the United States.

This list was produced by the American Booksellers Association.

To find the books at an independent bookseller, click here.

The list


  • My Life

    By Bill Clinton

    Knopf

    Buy


  • True Compass: A Memoir

    By Edward M. Kennedy

    Twelve

    Buy


  • Decision Points

    By George W. Bush

    Crown Publishers

    Buy


  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    By Sarah Palin

    HarperCollins

    Buy





  • Spoken from the Heart

    By Laura Bush

    Scribner

    Buy


  • A Fighting Chance

    By Elizabeth Warren

    Metropolitan Books

    Buy


  • The Reagan Diaries

    By Ronald Reagan

    Harper Perennial

    Buy


  • Rewriting History

    By Dick Morris

    Harper Perennial

    Buy



  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    By Dick Cheney

    Threshold Editions

    Buy


  • Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

    By Chris Matthews

    Simon & Schuster

    Buy


  • Faith of My Fathers

    By John McCain and Mark Salter

    Random House

    Buy


  • It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

    By Colin Powell

    Harper Perennial

    Buy




  • Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

    By Madeleine Albright

    Melcher Media

    Buy






  • Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience

    By Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly

    Scribner

    Buy

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