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Satire: The New York Times Bestseller List, Week of Feb. 14

From paperbacks to a waste of paper, hardcovers to hard-to-believe-it-was-even-published, and non-fiction full of fictitiousness to fiction that’s real in somebody’s world, the bestseller list has them all! Sometimes you just have to read between the lines.


Flirting Your Way Out of Traffic Tickets and More, by Laurell K. Hamilton

Secrets of Eden: Adam Took the First Bite, by Chris Bohjalian

Kisser? I Hardly Know Her!, by Stuart Woods

The Wolf at The Door Who Cried Boy, by Jack Higgins

I, Sniper, You, Jane, by Stephen Hunter

Dear John, Surely You Know the Rest, by Nicholas Sparks

The Shack Minus the Love, by William P. Young

Olive Kitteridge: As if Being Named After a Piece of Mediterranean Fruit Wasn’t Bad Enough, by Elizabeth Strout

The Time Traveler’s Wife and His Mistresses Throughout the Ages, by Audrey Niffenegger

Let the Great World Spin Until All the Bad Guys Get Dizzy and Fall Off, by Colum McCann

The Piano Teacher’s Roaming Hands, by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Other Lies of Nature, by Muriel Barbery

The Elusive Bride and the Longest Engagement on Record, by Stephanie Laurens

Shutter Island, Venetian Blind Bay, by Dennis Lehane

Ecstasy Unveiled and Covered Back Up Again ‘Cos It’s Kinda Gross, by Larissa Ione


I Am Ozzy: Give Me Your Bat, by Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres

Have a Little Faith: An Affair With Ms. Hill, by Mitch Albom

Staying True to My Lawyer, by Jenny Sanford

The Lost City of Zzyzx Has Been Found in California by David Grann

Blink: What Coca Cola Shouldn’t Have Done in 1986, by Malcolm Gladwell

The Next 100 Years Will See No Change in Sex, Taxes, or Anyone’s Ability to Produce Release a Good Rap Song, by George Friedman

Animals Make Us Humans Clean Up After Them, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

The Kind Diet: A Fairy Tale, by Alicia Silverstone

The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes After Decades of Eating Like Nothing Was Wrong, by Bob Greene, John J. Merendino and Janis Jibrin

The 4-Hour Workweek & The 4-Dollar Paycheck by Timothy Ferriss

The Belly Fat Cured by Liposuction, by Jorge Cruise

Skinny Bitches Get Published Faster than Fat Bitches, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

Children’s Books

Red Sings from Treetops After Pushing Blue to the Ground, by Joyce Sidman

Listen to the Wind: It’s Saying Get the Hell to the Basement, by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You When They No Longer Exist?, by Jane Yolen

My Heart Is Like a Zoo Only Not as Stinky, by Michael Hall

Sweet Little Lies: A Child’s Guide to Success Via Passive-Aggressive Violations of Ethics, by Lauren Conrad

Incarceron: Another Made-Up Word to Add to Your Already Failing Grasp of the English Language, by Catherine Fisher

The Twilight Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme, by Stephenie Meyer

Rainbow Magic That Could be Explained to You Scientifically if Your Parents Weren’t Home-Schooling Creationists, by Daisy Meadows

About Diana Hartman

Diana is a USMC (ret.) spouse, mother of three and a Wichita, Kansas native. She is back in the United States after 10 years in Germany. She is a contributing author to Holiday Writes. She hates liver & motivational speakers. She loves science & naps.

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