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.
Mick MarsMick Mars
04 May 1951
Musician
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

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

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957
Author

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967
Philosopher, Author
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925
Actress

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947
Novelist
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

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

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
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

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

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974
Activist, Author

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress
Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher
Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907
Marine biologist

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

Robert GraysmithRobert Graysmith
17 September 1942
Author
Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939
Author, Actress

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951
Musician

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948
Author

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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
Ralph SampsonRalph Sampson
07 July 1960
Basketball Player

Ben SteinBen Stein
25 November 1944
Writer, Actor, Lawyer

Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
1961 AD
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

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

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

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

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885
Actress

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
11 February 1941
Actor
Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
29 December 1959
Comedian

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
Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959
Author

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917
Politician

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929
American poet

Brooke HaywardBrooke Hayward
05 July 1937
Actress

Euell GibbonsEuell Gibbons
08 September 1911
Outdoorsman
Irwin ShawIrwin Shaw
27 February 1913
Illness

Jonathan KozolJonathan Kozol
05 September 1936
Educator & Non-Fiction Writer
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator

Lester R. BrownLester R. Brown
28 March 1934
Environmentalist

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet

Robin McGrawRobin McGraw
28 December 1953
Author, Entrepreneur, Television Personality
Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
01 September 1927
Author
Hilton CarterHilton Carter
03 December 1979
Author

Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator

Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974
Software engineer, Blogger, Non-fiction writer,

Rick RiordanRick Riordan
05 June 1964
Author
Michio KakuMichio Kaku
24 January 1947
Theoretical physicist, Science writer, Popularizer

Peter BogdanovichPeter Bogdanovich
30 July 1939
Director

Joseph CottenJoseph Cotten
15 May 1905
Actor

Hill HarperHill Harper
17 May 1966
Actor

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
09 February 1943
Economist, University teacher, Science writer,
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
23 March 1933
Social psychologist, University teacher,

William GoldmanWilliam Goldman
12 August 1931
Novelist
Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
03 June 1961
Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer,

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

Stephanie AdamsStephanie Adams
24 July 1970
Model
Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer
05 January 1947
Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction

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

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

R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
13 February 1939
Theologian, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,

Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,
James BeardJames Beard
05 May 1903
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
25 October 1927
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer

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

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
11 November 1897
Psychologist, Academic, University teacher,
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,