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BOOK WORLD ~ June 20, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER


1. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS, PASSION,AND PURPOSE
(Business Plus, $23.99). By Tony Hsieh. The founder and CEO of Zappos.com. (1)

2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLD OF FOOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO COOK
(Ecco, $26.99). By Anthony Bourdain. The follow-up to “Kitchen Confidential.” (1)

3. THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY: FREE MARKET DELUSIONS, AMERICA’S DECLINE AND HOW WE MUST COMPETE IN THE POST-DOLLAR ERA
(Free Press, $26). By Clyde Prestowitz (2)

4. SH*T MY DAD SAYS (It, $15.99)
By Justin Halpern. A son gleans wisdom from his 73-year old dad; the inspiration for a forthcoming sitcom. (2)

5. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (13)

6. SPOKEN FROM THE HEART (Scribner, $30)
By Laura Bush. The former first lady’s reflections on eight years in the White House and what came before. (6)

7. GREEN RECOVERY: GET LEAN, GET SMART, AND EMERGE FROM THE DOWNTURN ON TOP
(Harvard Business School, $18). By Andrew S. Winston (1)

8. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING (Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (9)

9. HITCH 22: A MEMOIR (Twelve, $26.99)
By Christopher Hitchens. The often controversial social critic and editor delves into his past. (1)

10. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. A look by the New Economy expert. (9)


FICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
(Knopf, $27.95). By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy ends as Salander hunts for her failed assassin. (3)

2. THE LION (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Nelson DeMille. A Libyan terrorist, whose nom de guerre is the book’s title, comes after agent John Corey. (1)

3. THE PASSAGE (Ballantine, $27)
By Justin Cronin. A small cadre of humans hold out against a vampiric horde in a post-apocalyptic America. (1)

4. 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. (48)

5. THE SPY (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Isaac Bell returns, confronted with the murder of Navy researchers as WWI looms. (2)

6. THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Eric Van Lustbader. Master operative Jason Bourne parries with a formidable foe—and a creepy cabal. (2)

7. HEART OF THE MATTER (St. Martin’s, $26.99)
By Emily Giffin. Alternating voices narrate this tale of a doctor’s life: his wife and the woman he’s drawn to. (5)

8. INNOCENT (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Scott Turow. Rusty Savitch is a murder suspect once more in this sequel to “Presumed Innocent.” (6)

9. DELIVER US FROM EVIL (Grand Central, $27.99)
By David Baldacci. Covert operative Shaw returns to thwart a Ukrainian trading in nuclear arms and slavery. (7)

10. 61 HOURS (Delacorte, $28)
By Lee Child. Ex-military cop Jack Reacher finds himself stranded in a small town with big (drug) problems. (4)

NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (132)

2. LORDS OF FINANCE: THE BANKERS WHO BROKE THE WORLD
(Penguin, $18). By Liaquat Ahamed. The financiers culpable for the Great Depression. (1)

3. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (161)

4. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE
(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov (5)

5. MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME
(Holt, $14). By Rhoda Janzen. Coping, all at once, with a stray husband and car crash. (8)

6. WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA (Presidio, $16)
By E. B. Sledge. A harrowing eyewitness view of WWII’s Pacific Theater. (5)

7. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (19)

8. SOCIAL STYLE/MANAGEMENT STYLE: DEVELOPING PRODUCTIVE WORK RELATIONSHIPS
(AMACOM, , $17.50). By Robert Bolton (1)

9. THE ROAD TO SERFDOM: TEXT AND DOCUMENTS: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION
(Univ. of Chicago, $17). By F. A. Hayek; edited by Bruce Caldwell (1)

10. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The book’s second edition. (3)


FICTION PAPERBACK


1. 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. (51)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (12)

3. BLACK HILLS (Jove, $7.99)
By Nora Roberts. Childhood sweethearts who recently reconnected are targeted by a serial killer. (3)

4. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (17)

5. THE BOURNE DECEPTION (Vision, $9.99)
By Eric Van Lustbader. Ludlum’s Jason Bourne returns to track down his would-be assassins. (2)

6. SOUTH OF BROAD (Dial, $16)
By Pat Conroy. The writer’s first novel in 14 years centers on a disparate group in Charleston, S.C. (6)

7. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (Washington Square, $15)
By Jennifer Weiner. Two girlfriends, one popular, the other not so much, and the course their lives take. (5)

8. THE MAGICIANS (Plume, $16)
By Lev Grossman. A Brooklyn teen discovers that he possesses a gift: magic. And that’s just for starters. (1)

9. THE CASTAWAYS (Back Bay, $14.99)
By Elin Hilderbrand. Questions abound when one of four close couples mysteriously drown while sailing. (1)

10. SAVOR THE MOMENT (Berkley, $16)
By Nora Roberts. A longtime crush reaches fruition in this third chapter of the “Bride Quartet.” (6)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 13, 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  |  June 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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