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.
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Mark TwainMark Twain
30 November 1835
Author and Humorist

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987
Writer, Actress

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author
Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956
Actress

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist

Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor
Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959
Actress

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress
Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Terence McKennaTerence McKenna
16 November 1946
Philosopher, Psychonaut, Ethnobotanist, Author
Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974
Activist, Author

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907
Marine biologist
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor

Robert GraysmithRobert Graysmith
17 September 1942
Author
Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948
Author
Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939
Author, Actress

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940
Actress

Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916
Actor
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Ben SteinBen Stein
25 November 1944
Writer, Actor, Lawyer

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977
Media Personality, Author, Activist

Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959
Author

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Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908
Journalist & Writer
Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
29 December 1959
Comedian

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915
Novelist
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
Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
1961 AD
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929
American poet

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976
Author, Activist, Public Speaker

Irwin ShawIrwin Shaw
27 February 1913
Illness

Jonathan KozolJonathan Kozol
05 September 1936
Educator & Non-Fiction Writer
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
Hilton CarterHilton Carter
03 December 1979
Author

Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974
Software engineer, Blogger, Non-fiction writer,
Michio KakuMichio Kaku
24 January 1947
Theoretical physicist, Science writer, Popularizer

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
09 February 1943
Economist, University teacher, Science writer,

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
23 March 1933
Social psychologist, University teacher,
Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer
05 January 1947
Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
11 February 1941
Actor
Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
03 June 1961
Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer,

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
27 May 1954
Astronomer, Physicist, Astrophysicist, Academic,
John OsteenJohn Osteen
21 August 1921
Non-fiction writer

R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
13 February 1939
Theologian, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
25 October 1927
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction
James BeardJames Beard
05 May 1903
Chef, Non-fiction writer
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
11 November 1897
Psychologist, Academic, University teacher,

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,
Luther BurbankLuther Burbank
07 March 1849
Horticulturist, Geneticist, Botanist, Gardener,

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
06 October 1934
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer

Gilbert N. LewisGilbert N. Lewis
23 October 1875
Chemist, Physicist, University teacher,

Gary ZukavGary Zukav
17 October 1942
Soldier, Non-fiction writer
Grace Lee BoggsGrace Lee Boggs
27 June 1915
Writer, Civil rights advocate, Non-fiction writer

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
25 July 1921
Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist,
Yasser SeirawanYasser Seirawan
24 March 1960
Chess player, Non-fiction writer

Raul HilbergRaul Hilberg
02 June 1926
Historian, Political scientist, Writer,

Eric W. WeissteinEric W. Weisstein
18 March 1969
Mathematician, Astronomer, Non-fiction writer
James HillmanJames Hillman
12 April 1926
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer

Otto F. KernbergOtto F. Kernberg
10 September 1928
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, University teacher,
Robert H. SchullerRobert H. Schuller
16 September 1926
Pastor, Non-fiction writer

James MacGregor BurnsJames MacGregor Burns
03 August 1918
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

James K. GalbraithJames K. Galbraith
29 January 1952
Economist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer,

Sumner WellesSumner Welles
14 October 1892
Diplomat, Non-fiction writer
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
23 July 1912
Literary critic, Writer, University teacher,

Julian RotterJulian Rotter
22 October 1916
Psychologist, University teacher, Non-fiction
Jennifer ShahadeJennifer Shahade
31 December 1980
Chess player, Non-fiction writer, Journalist

Benjamin Mako HillBenjamin Mako Hill
02 December 1980
Assistant professor, Engineer, Non-fiction writer