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Satire: The New York Times Bestseller List, Week of March 7

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.


Split Image: Just Because the Mirror Breaks Doesn’t Mean There are Two of You, by Robert B. Parker

Worst Case: Stupefying Tales of Bad Luggage, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

The Postmistress Always Rings Twice: Discovering Your Wife is a Lesbian, by Sarah Blake

Apple Turnover Murder: Revenge is a Dish Best Served With Just a Touch of Cinnamon, by Joanne Fluke

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt From an Unbelievably Bad Name, by Beth Hoffman

Half Broke Horses: The Economy is THAT Bad, by Jeannette Walls

Big Jack, Small John by J.D. Robb

An Impossible Attraction: Theme Parks in the Sky, by Brenda Joyce


Two For One – Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, by Daniel G. Amen; and A Whole New Mind, by Daniel H. Pink: The Ultimate Transplant

Two For One – I Am an Emotional Creature, by Eve Ensler; and If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, by Kelly Cutrone with Meredith Bryan: Toughlove for Big People

Two For One – A Patriot’s History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen; and A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn: They Who Define the Terms Get to Tell the “Real” Story

Two For One – The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan; and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver: Who Will be Left to Say Grace?

The Tipping Point: the Hazards of Hot Beverages, by Malcolm Gladwell

Three For One: Daring Young Men, by Richard Reeves; Marry Him, by Lori Gottlieb; and My Horizontal Life, by Chelsea Handler: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

Three For One: 90 Minutes in Heaven, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey; No Angel, by Jay Dobyns and Nils Johnson-Shelton; and I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, by Tucker Max: The Road Fewer Should Travel


On the Brink and Over the Edge to Grandmother’s House We Go in Hopes She Keeled Over and Left Us in Her Will, by Henry M. Paulson Jr.

Switch: Using the Branch of a Tree to Get Your Way, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

The Total Money Makeover: Making What Little You Have Look Really Pretty, by Dave Ramsey

Three For One – Shift, by Gary Keller with Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan; Nudge, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein; and Freefall, by Joseph Stiglitz: All the Verbs You Need to Plummet Your Way Out of Economic Strife

Strengths Based Leadership: If You Can Lift Your Boss You Can Toss Your Boss Out, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

This Time is Different: Famous Last Economic Words, by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Children’s Books

The Easter Egg at Grandma’s: Hidden in 1972, Found in 2009, by Jan Brett

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: The Visual Guide, CD/DVD/LSD-ROM Edition, by Jo Casey and Laura Gilbert

Cat the Cat, Who is That? Dyslexia Among Animals, by Mo Willems

Let’s Say Hi To Friends Who Fly: A Field Trip to the Emergency Room, by Mo Willems

All the World Breathes, Not All the World Eats, by Liz Garton Scanlon and by Marla Frazee

I Am Going! Runaways Tell All, by Mo Willems

The Forest of Hands and Teeth: Stephen King’s Guide to Anatomy for Children, by Carrie Ryan.

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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