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

Mark TwainMark Twain
30 November 1835
Author and Humorist

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987
Writer, Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress
Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author

Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951
Musician
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925
Actress

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956
Actress
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961
Talk Show Host

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher
Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959
Actress

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor
Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936
Actress
Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968
Television Show Host

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
Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974
Activist, Author

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress

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Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860
US Army Officer During WW I

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925
Actor

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

Joe TorreJoe Torre
18 July 1940
Executive
William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
16 October 1898
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor
Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948
Author

Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946
Actress

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907
Marine biologist

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

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

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

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976
Author, Activist, Public Speaker
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908
Journalist & Writer

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

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

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915
Novelist

Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
29 December 1959
Comedian

Sam DonaldsonSam Donaldson
1934 AD
Reporter
Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor
Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929
American poet

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist

Catherine HicklandCatherine Hickland
11 February 1956
Actress, Businesswoman, Author
Popcorn SuttonPopcorn Sutton
05 October 1946
Criminal, Non Fiction Writer

Les GoldLes Gold
20 June 1950
Pawnbroker

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959
Author

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 
Herbert Jackson Youngblood, IIIJack Youngblood
26 January 1950
American Football Player

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942
Psychologist
Bradford DillmanBradford Dillman
14 April 1930
Actor

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963
Actor
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917
Politician

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

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

Irwin ShawIrwin Shaw
27 February 1913
Illness
Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader

Jonathan KozolJonathan Kozol
05 September 1936
Educator & Non-Fiction Writer
Lester R. BrownLester R. Brown
28 March 1934
Environmentalist

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator