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SYNOPSIS: Great News! Now The Great Unraveling is #4 on The New York Times bestseller list!

You like me! You really like me (9/20/03)


September 28, 2003
Hardcover Nonfiction
Week  Last
Week Weeks
On List
1 LIES (AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM), by Al Franken. (Dutton, $24.95.) A satirical critique of the rhetoric of right-wing pundits and politicians.  1 4
2 WHY AMERICA SLEPT, by Gerald Posner. (Random House, $24.95.) An examination of 9/11 and the United States' failure to prevent it.  6 2
3 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster, $30.) A biography of the scientist, inventor, writer and Revolutionary statesman.  3 11
4 THE GREAT UNRAVELING, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $25.95.) A volume of essays, most from The New York Times, that are "mainly about economic disappointment, bad leadership and the lies of the powerful."   1
5 UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, by Jon Krakauer. (Doubleday, $26.) The author of "Into Thin Air" explores the implications of the murder of a woman by two religious fundamentalists (her brothers-in-law).  7 9
6 LIVING HISTORY, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster, $28.) A memoir by the junior senator from New York and former first lady.  5 14
7 TREASON, by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum, $26.95.) The lawyer and pundit dissects "liberal treachery from the cold war to the war on terrorism." (+)  9 12
8 KATE REMEMBERED, by A. Scott Berg. (Putnam, $25.95.) Memories from a writer who was a close friend of Katharine Hepburn's in the last 20 years of her life.  2 10
9 *AFTER LIFE, by John Edward with Natasha Stoynoff. (Princess, $23.95.) The television personality and professed psychic offers "answers from the other side."  4 2
10 LOSING BIN LADEN, by Richard Miniter. (Regnery, $27.95.) A journalist argues that the policies of the Clinton administration led to the events of Sept. 11. (+)  12 2
11 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, by Bill Bryson. (Broadway, $27.50.) From the Big Bang to the 21st century: a guided tour of the sciences and what they tell us about the physical world.  First Chapter  10 19
12 THE CASE FOR ISRAEL, by Alan Dershowitz. (Wiley, $19.95.) The legal scholar defends Israel against a variety of accusations. (+)   1
13 THIEVES IN HIGH PLACES, by Jim Hightower. (Viking, $24.95.) The political commentator issues a call to action against what he sees as a modern-day American "kleptocracy." (+) 16 4
14 *MONEYBALL, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $24.95.) How Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, produces a successful team despite having one of the smallest payrolls in baseball.  11 18
15 BIG LIES, by Joe Conason. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $24.95.) A journalist examines conservatives' use of rhetorical argument in modern political discourse.  15 4
Also Selling
16 SEABISCUIT: Special Illustrated Collector's Edition, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $29.95.)  First Chapter
17 GOOD TO GREAT, by Jim Collins. (HarperBusiness, $27.50.)
18 STUPID WHITE MEN, by Michael Moore. (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $24.95.)
19 MIDDLETOWN, AMERICA, by Gail Sheehy. (Random House, $25.95.)
20 THE ART OF HAPPINESS AT WORK, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. (Riverhead, $24.95.)
21 NOT MUCH, JUST CHILLIN', by Linda Perlstein. (Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24.)
22 THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, by Harold S. Kushner. (Knopf, $19.95.)
23 BEYOND BELIEF, by Elaine Pagels. (Random House, $24.95.)  First Chapter
24 TRIANGLE: THE FIRE THAT CHANGED AMERICA, by David Von Drehle. (Atlantic Monthly, $25.)  First Chapter
25 THE MAN WHO WARNED AMERICA, by Murray Weiss. (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $25.95.)
26 MEANT TO BE, by Walter Anderson. (HarperCollins, $23.95.)
27 THE PRINCE OF PROVIDENCE, by Mike Stanton. (Random House, $25.95.)  First Chapter
28 WHO'S YOUR CADDY?, by Rick Reilly. (Doubleday, $24.95.)
29 LEAP OF FAITH, by Queen Noor. (Miramax, $25.95.)
30 THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING, by Simon Winchester. (Oxford University, $25.)
31 THE TEAMMATES, by David Halberstam. (Hyperion, $22.95.)  First Chapter
32 WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED, by E. Lynn Harris. (Doubleday, $22.95.)
33 ABSOLUTELY AMERICAN, by David Lipsky. (Houghton Mifflin, $25.)  First Chapter
34 THE KENNEDY CURSE, by Edward Klein. (St. Martin's, $24.95.)
35 BALL OF FIRE, by Stefan Kanfer. (Knopf, $25.95.)  First Chapter

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending September 13, at almost 4,000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 50,000 other retailers (gift shops, department stores, newsstands, supermarkets), statistically weighted to represent all such outlets nationwide. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (+) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.

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Originally published on the Official Paul Krugman Site, 9.20.03