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BOOK WORLD *July 4, 2010*

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. 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. (4)

2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLDOF FOOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO COOK
(Ecco, $26.99). By Anthony Bourdain. Sequel to “Kitchen Confidential.” (3)

3. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (15)

4. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ..... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (18)

5. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING
(Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (11)

6. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. A look by the New Economy expert. (11)

7. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. (46)

8. WAR (Twelve, $26.99)
By Sebastian Junger. Fourteen months embedded with the 173rd Airborne brigade in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. (6)

9. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS, PASSION,AND PURPOSE
(Business Plus, $23.99). By Tony Hsieh. The founder and CEO of Zappos.com. (2)

10. 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. (7)

FICTION HARDCOVER


1. SIZZLING SIXTEEN (St. Martin’s, $27.99)
By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum must rescue her kidnapped cousin, Vinnie, who’s gambling has placed his business (and life) in danger. (1)

2. 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. (5)

3. THE OVERTON WINDOW (Threshold, $26)
By Glenn Beck. The political pundit’s novel-cum-fable about a dire threat to the American Way. (2)

4. FAMILY TIES (Delacorte, $28)
By Danielle Steel. A young woman finds herself growing up along with the three kids she’s charged with raising after her sister’s death. (1)

5. 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. (50)

6. THE LION (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Nelson DeMille. A Libyan terrorist, whose nom de guerre is the book’s title, hunts agent John Corey. (3)

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

8. WHIPLASH (Putnam, $26.95)
By Catherine Coulter. Savich & Sherlock confront a possible haunting of a U.S. senator and a nefarious drug company. (2)

9. SPIES OF THE BALKANS (Random House, $26)
By Alan Furst. Set in Greece, this WWII thriller finds a policeman turned soldier aiding German refugees. (2)

10. 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. (6)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (134)

2. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (163)

3. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The book’s second edition. (5)

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (30)

5. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS WITH 1ST GRADE WORKBOOK
(Teaching Resources, $16.99). By Jon Buller. Tackling the three “R’s in grade school. (1)

6. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (7)

7. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (21)

8. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS WITH 2ND GRADE WORKBOOK
(Teaching Resources, $16.99). By Terry Cooper. Level two of the series’ basics. (1)

9. 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. (10)

10. THE ROAD TO SERFDOM: TEXT AND DOCUMENTS: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION
(Univ. of Chicago, $17). By F. A. Hayek; edited by Bruce Caldwell (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. (53)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (14)

3. FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN (St. Martin’s, $8.99)
By Janet Evanovich. A Plum adventure replete with a beheaded chef and a string of break-ins. (1)

4. SWIMSUIT (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. A supermodel vanishes from a shoot in Hawaii. (2)

5. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (19)

6. BLACK HILLS (Jove, $7.99)
By Nora Roberts. Childhood sweethearts who recently reconnected are targeted by a serial killer. (5)

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. (7)

8. THE BOURNE DECEPTION (Vision, $9.99)
By Eric Van Lustbader. Ludlum’s Jason Bourne returns to track down his would-be assassins. (4)

9. 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. (8)

10. THE NEIGHBOR(Bantam, $7.99)
By Lisa Gardner. A mother goes missing, with her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her husband a prime suspect. (1)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 27, 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  |  July 3, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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