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March 28, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis
The murky, only recently regulated world of financial derivatives. (1)

2. COURAGE & CONSEQUENCE: MY LIFE AS A CONSERVATIVE IN THE FIGHT
(Threshold Editions, $30). By Karl Rove (2)

3. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
(Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea Handler
A new batch of essays from the comedienne. (2)

4. THE PACIFIC: HELL WAS AN OCEAN AWAY
(NAL Caliber, $26.95). By Hugh Ambrose
The companion to HBO’s sweeping miniseries. (3)

5. GAME CHANGE: OBAMA AND THE CLINTONS, MCCAIN AND PALIN, AND THE RACE OF A LIFETIME
(Harper, $27.99). By John Heilemann & Mark Halperin (10)

6. CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY: USE YOUR BRAIN TO GET AND KEEP THE BODY YOU ALWAYS WANTED
(Harmony, $25.99). By Daniel G. Amen (2)

7. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
(Crown, $26). By Rebecca Skloot. The shocking story of a stem cell theft in 1951 and the HeLa cell line. (7)

8. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink
A look by the New Economy expert. (5)

9. FOOL’S GOLD: HOW THE BOLD DREAM OF A SMALLTRIBE AT J.P. MORGAN CHASE WAS CORRUPTED ...
(Free Press, $26). By Gillian Tett (2)

10. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROMGALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (13)


FICTION HARDCOVER

1. THE HELP (Amy Einhorn, $24.95)
By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss. (35)

2. HOUSE RULES (Atria, $28)
By Jodi Picoult. A single mom’s ordeal when her oldest son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, is accused of murder. (3)

3. THE SILENT SEA (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. This “Oregon Files” thriller involves buried treasure and an ancient curse. (2)

4. THINK TWICE (St. Martin’s, $26.99)
By Lisa Scottoline. Bennie Rosato’s identical twin assumes her identity after burying her alive in a remote field. (1)

5. WORST CASE (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A serial killer targets the children of NYC’s most affluent families. (7)

6. THE LOST SYMBOL (Doubleday, $29.95)
By Dan Brown. Masonic lore figures prominently in this sequel to “The Da Vinci Code”; set in D.C. (27)

7. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
(Grand Central, $21.99). By Seth Grahame-Smith
Our 16th president battles with the supernatural. (3)

8. MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND
(Random House, $25). By Helen Simonson
A proper English widower finds love in an unexpected quarter. (3)

9. BIG GIRL (Delacorte, $28)
By Danielle Steel. The eldest daughter of a tony LA family has it all—save for a perfect body and her parents’ approval. (4)

10. FANTASY IN DEATH (Putnam, $26.95)
By J.D. Robb. A computer gaming tycoon, found dead in a locked room, is Lt. Eve Dallas’s latest case. (4)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. FOOD RULES: AN EATER’S MANUAL (Penguin, $11)
By Michael Pollan. A portable guide for making tough choices in the store or on the go. (11)

2. THE BLIND SIDE: EVOLUTION OF A GAME
(Norton, $13.95). By Michael Lewis. The story of star left tackle Michael Oher; basis of the feature film. (20)

3. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (151)

4. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS
(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman
Understanding the needs of that someone special. (1)

5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (7)

6. A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
(Sentinel, $25). By Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. “Dead white men” gain ground in this revised history. (3)

7. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert (120)

8. THE LOST CITY OF Z: A TALE OF DEADLY OBSESSION IN THE AMAZON
(Vintage, $15.99). By David Grann. Fawcett’s fatal rainforest quest. (8)

9. COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home. (12)

10. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (23)


FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father. (7)

2. FIRST FAMILY (Vision, $9.99)
By David Baldacci. A children’s b-day party at Camp David morphs from frolic to kidnapping. (5)

3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy”; basis of new film. (39)

4. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (5)

5. A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)
By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin. (11)

6. DEAR JOHN (Grand Central, $13.99; $7.99)
By Nicholas Sparks. 9/11 upends a budding romance between a soldier and a college student; movie tie-in. (14)

7. THE LAST CHILD (Minotaur, $14.99)
By John Hart. A young boy puts himself at risk to locate his twin sister, who was abducted off the street. (1)

8. PUSH (Vintage, $13)
By Sapphire. A teenager, long abused by her father and facing few options, is inspired by a forthright teacher. (19)

9. THE 8TH CONFESSION (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The Women’s Murder Club and two baffling murders. (4)

10. EVIDENCE (Ballantine, $9.99)
By Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis probe the grisly murder of an eco-architect. (3)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended March 21, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. The numbers following each entry represent the total weeks on The Post's bestseller lists.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  March 27, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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