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BOOK WORLD - July 18, 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. (6)

2. COME TO WIN: BUSINESS LEADERS, ARTISTS, DOCTORS, ... ON HOW SPORTS CAN HELP YOU TOP YOUR PROFESSION
(Amistad, $25.99). By Venus Williams et al. (1)

3. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS, PASSION, AND PURPOSE (Business Plus, $23.99)
By Tony Hsieh. The founder and CEO of Zappos.com. (4)

4. 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.” (5)

5. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING
(Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (13)

6. TO SAVE AMERICA: STOPPING OBAMA’S SECULAR-SOCIALIST MACHINE (Regnery, $29.95)
By Newt Gingrich. More pummeling of the president. (4)

7. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. (48)

8. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (17)

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

10. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ..... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (20)

FICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE SEARCH (Putnam, $26.95)
By Nora Roberts. A dog trainer and canine search-and-rescue volunteer finds romance, but is also stalked by a serial killer. (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. (7)

3. 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. (2)

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. (52)

5. 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. (3)

6. 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. (2)

7. 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. (5)

8. THE PASSAGE (Ballantine, $27)
By Justin Cronin. A small cadre of humans hold out against a vampiric horde in a post-apocalyptic America. (5)

9. THE OVERTON WINDOW (Threshold, $26)
By Glenn Beck. The political pundit’s novel-cum-fable about a dire threat to the American Way. (4)

10. 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. (3)

NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (136)

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)
(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. (32)

3. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (165)

4. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS WITH 1ST GRADE WORKBOOK
(Teaching Resources, $16.99). By Jon Buller
Tackling the three R’s in grade school. (3)

5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (23)

6. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR: A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING ...
(Harper, $13.99). By Thomas C. Foster (2)

7. 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. (12)

8. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (9)

9. THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
(Back Bay, $14.95 ). By Malcolm Gladwell. Fads and their origins. (122)

10. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb
The book’s second edition. (7)

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. (55)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (16)

3. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (21)

4. UNDER THE DOME (Pocket, $19.99)
By Stephen King. An invisible force field surrounds the Maine hamlet of Chester’s Mill, wreaking havoc. (1)

5. KNOCK OUT (Jove, $9.99)
By Catherine Coulter. A young girl with psychic gifts telepathically contacts FBI agent Dillon Savich. (2)

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

7. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Warner, $7.99; HarperPerennial, $15.99)
By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. (1)

8. 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. (3)

9. 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? (2)

10. THE DEFECTOR (Signet, $9.99)
By Daniel Silva. The Russian agent who aided Gabriel Allon in his last outing has gone missing. (1)


Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 11, 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 17, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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