What can be more joyous than re-reading your favorite book for the nth time just because you love it so much? Reading, as any book lover will tell you, is therapeutic and when it is from the stable of one of your most favorite writers, the joy just doubles up. Whether you are looking for inspiration or just need something to read during your downtime, we have got America’s best non-fiction writers covered for you. Here is an extensive list of must-read American non-fiction writers who deserve to be in the wish list of all book lovers. Some new, some old, some you've no doubt already read, these non-fiction writers were, are and will always list on top of every book lover’s catalogue. Now only if you thought non-fiction was stranger and boring than fantasy and fiction, make out time to check out the work by some of these great writers. But before that, don’t miss out to delve into the biography, trivia and facts about America’s famous non-fiction writers.
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Mark TwainMark Twain
30 November 1835
Author and Humorist

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951
Musician
Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987
Writer, Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author
Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925
Actress

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956
Actress
Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959
Actress

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor
Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970
Freelance Writer, Blogger
Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Terence McKennaTerence McKenna
16 November 1946
Philosopher, Psychonaut, Ethnobotanist, Author

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937
Actress

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher
Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974
Activist, Author
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925
Actor
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

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Burt WardBurt Ward
06 July 1945
Actor

Rick RiordanRick Riordan
05 June 1964
Author

Robert GraysmithRobert Graysmith
17 September 1942
Author

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939
Author, Actress
Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951
Musician

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger
Joe TorreJoe Torre
18 July 1940
Executive

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor

Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948
Author
Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946
Actress

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940
Actress

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907
Marine biologist

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916
Actor

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969
Journalist
Ralph SampsonRalph Sampson
07 July 1960
Basketball Player

Mamie Van DorenMamie Van Doren
06 February 1931
Actress

Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
02 September 1971
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter

Ben SteinBen Stein
25 November 1944
Writer, Actor, Lawyer
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976
Author, Activist, Public Speaker
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908
Journalist & Writer

Betty DeGeneresBetty DeGeneres
20 May 1930
Speech Therapist
Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress
Lyndon LaRoucheLyndon LaRouche
08 September 1922
Political Activist

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
11 February 1941
Actor

Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
29 December 1959
Comedian
Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915
Novelist
Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter

Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress

Catherine HicklandCatherine Hickland
11 February 1956
Actress, Businesswoman, Author
Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Popcorn SuttonPopcorn Sutton
05 October 1946
Criminal, Non Fiction Writer

Les GoldLes Gold
20 June 1950
Pawnbroker

Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959
Author

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

Bradford DillmanBradford Dillman
14 April 1930
Actor

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942
Psychologist

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963
Actor

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929
American poet
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917
Politician

Denny McLainDenny McLain
29 March 1944
Professional Baseball Player
Hunter TyloHunter Tylo
03 July 1962
Actress

Herbert Jackson Youngblood, IIIJack Youngblood
26 January 1950
American Football Player

Brooke HaywardBrooke Hayward
05 July 1937
Actress
Euell GibbonsEuell Gibbons
08 September 1911
Outdoorsman

Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951
Computer Network Engineer
Alex SpanosAlex Spanos
28 September 1923
Real Estate Developer

Jonathan KozolJonathan Kozol
05 September 1936
Educator & Non-Fiction Writer

Irwin ShawIrwin Shaw
27 February 1913
Illness

Lester R. BrownLester R. Brown
28 March 1934
Environmentalist
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet
Robin McGrawRobin McGraw
28 December 1953
Author, Entrepreneur, Television Personality

William Griffith WilsonWilliam Griffith Wilson
26 November 1895
Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
01 September 1927
Author

William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
16 October 1898
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Brandon Charles BoydBrandon Charles Boyd
15 February 1976
Singer