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BOOK WORLD - July 11, 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. (5)

2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLD OF FOOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO COOK
(Ecco, $26.99). By Anthony Bourdain. Sequel to “Kitchen Confidential.” (4)

3. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (16)

4. WAR (Twelve, $26.99)
By Sebastian Junger. Fourteen months embedded with the 173rd Airborne brigade in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. (7)

5. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. (47)

6. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (19)

7. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING
(Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (12)

8. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS,PASSION, AND PURPOSE
(Business Plus, $23.99). By Tony Hsieh. The founder and CEO of Zappos.com. (3)

9. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
(Grand Central, $25.99). By Chelsea Handler. A new batch of essays from the comedian. (11)

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. (8)


FICTION HARDCOVER

1. PRIVATE (Little, Brown, $27.99)
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. An elite PI firm, run by a former CIA agent, tackles a murder that hits close to home. (1)

2. SIZZLING SIXTEEN (St. Martin’s, $27.99)
By Janet Evanovich. Gambling has become a matter of life and death for Stephanie Plum’s cousin, Vinnie. (2)

3. 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. (6)

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. (51)

5. FOREIGN INFLUENCE (Atria, $26.99)
By Brad Thor. Scot Harvath joins a new covert ops team and is dispatched to Europe to track a terrorist. (1)

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

7. FAMILY TIES (Delacorte, $28)
By Danielle Steel. A young woman finds herself growing up along with the kids she’s charged with raising after her sister’s death. (2)

8. 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. (4)

9. THE PASSAGE (Ballantine, $27)
By Justin Cronin. A small cadre of humans hold out against a vampiric horde in a post-apocalyptic America. (4)

10. ICE COLD (Ballantine, $26)
By Tess Gerritsen. Maura Isles, at a conference in Wyoming, vanishes while her skiing party is stuck in a creepy small town. (1)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (135)

2. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSIONTO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (164)

3. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The book’s second edition. (6)

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (31)

5. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (8)

6. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (22)

7. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR: A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING BETWEEN THE LINES
(Harper, $13.99). By Thomas C. Foster (1)

8. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE
(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov (7)

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. (11)

10. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS WITH 1ST GRADE WORKBOOK
(Teaching Resources, $16.99). By Jon Buller. Tackling the three “R’s in grade school. (2)


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. (54)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Vintage, $15.95)
By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (15)

3. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (St. Martin’s, $7.99)
By Lisa Kleypas. This period riff on Cyrano de Bergerac has a soldier falling for the best friend of his intended. (1)

4. THE MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS: AUSTIN
(Harlequin, $7.99). By Linda Lael Miller. A rodeo champ returns home to the Silver Spur ranch after a serious injury. (1)

5. KNOCK OUT (Jove, $9.99)
By Catherine Coulter. A young girl with psychic gifts telepathically contacts FBI agent Dillon Savich. (1)

6. 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. (2)

7. SWIMSUIT (Grand Central, $14.99)
By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. A supermodel vanishes from a shoot in Hawaii. (3)

8. ONE NIGHT (Avon, $7.99)
By Debbie Macomber. A radio station’s offbeat morning deejay annoys one of its newscasters to no end—or could it be love? (1)

9. THE BRAZEN BRIDE (Avon, $7.99)
By Stephanie Laurens. This installment in the “Black Cobra Quartet” has a fiesty queen rescuing a noble warrior. (1)

10. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (20)

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 4, 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 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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