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Through the lens of a plant’s perspective, Michael Pollan’s book, The Botany of Desire, explains how plants have become domesticated by alluring the human desires of sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control.


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: August 18, 2002

1 1 SUMMER PLEASURES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.50.) Two novels (''Second Nature'' and ''One Summer'') about summer romance and unexpected love.

2 1 MERCY, by Julie Garwood. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A prosecutor who has received death threats in Boston high-tails it to Louisiana, where the criminals turn out to be just as dangerous as they are up North.

3 1 ENVY, by Sandra Brown. (Warner, $7.99.) A book editor receives an intriguing anonymous manuscript and sets out to discover its author's identity.

4 1 THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans. (Dell, $7.99.) A cataclysmic wilderness fire forces a woman to choose between the two men she loves.

5 1 VALHALLA RISING, by Clive Cussler. (Berkley, $7.99.) Dirk Pitt probes the mysterious sinking of a state-of-the-art luxury liner in the year 2003.

6 5 *A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $7.99.) A widower and his son's second-grade teacher discover that they are linked by a secret.

7 1 THE SURGEON, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two years after she killed an attacker in self-defense, a doctor hunts for a serial killer who preys on women using the same methods her attacker did.

8 1 TRUE BLUE, by Luanne Rice. (Bantam, $7.50.) A veterinarian in a Connecticut beach town encounters the man who broke her heart years earlier.

9 1 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: Traitor, by Matthew Stover. (Lucas/Del Rey/Ballantine, $6.99.) A new ''Star Wars'' novel.

10 81 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, by Rebecca Wells. (Perennial/HarperCollins, $14 HarperTorch, $7.99.) The experiences of three generations of Southern women.

11 3 *THE BACHELOR, by Carly Phillips. (Warner, $5.99.) A foreign correspondent whose mother desperately wants him to get married pines for his one true love.

12 6 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) The lives of three married couples in suburban Connecticut are turned upside down by the arrival of an attractive young widow.

13 6 CORDINA'S ROYAL FAMILY, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $14.95.) Three stories of palace intrigue and romance set in a Mediterranean kingdom.

14 14 *EMPIRE FALLS, by Richard Russo. (Vintage, $14.95.) Life in a Maine industrial town where the prospects are few.

15 5 HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter. (Jove, $7.99.) An F.B.I. agent is looking into the kidnapping of two teenage boys when his sister ends up in a suspicious car crash.

1 25 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. (Berkley, $13.) A memoir by the Tour de France champion and cancer survivor.

2 19 SEABISCUIT, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Ballantine, $15.) A biography of the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match race with War Admiral.

3 30 FAST FOOD NATION, by Eric Schlosser. (Peren-nial/HarperCollins, $13.95.) A survey of ''the dark side of the all-American meal.''

4 27 FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph J. Ellis. (Vintage, $14.) A historian's study of the intertwined lives of the nation's founders.

5 15 NICKEL AND DIMED, by Barbara Ehrenreich. (Metropolitan/Owl/Holt, $13.) What it was like to become a member of the working poor.

6 218 A CHILD CALLED ''IT,'' by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $9.95.) The autobiography of a man who survived his mother's abuse. (+)

7 163 THE LOST BOY, by Dave Pelzer. (Health Communications, $10.95.) The author of 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' recalls his life in foster homes. (+)

8 9 THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, by Michael Pollan. (Random House, $13.95.) How the angiosperms (the flowering plants) have prospered by seducing other creatures, including humans.

9 76 A MAN NAMED DAVE, by Dave Pelzer. (Plume, $11.) The concluding volume of a memoir that began with 'ɺ Child Called 'It' '' and ''The Lost Boy.'' (+)

10 13 THE DARWIN AWARDS, by Wendy Northcutt. (Plume, $10.) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to ''improve our gene pool'' by removing them from it.

11 16 THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) A journalist's study of social epidemics, otherwise known as fads.

12 4 *THE IDIOT GIRLS' ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB, by Laurie Notaro. (Villard, $12.95.) Comic essays by a newspaper columnist in Phoenix.

13 13 GHOST SOLDIERS, by Hampton Sides. (Anchor, $14.95.) The story of a United States Army plan to rescue prisoners of war in the Philippines in 1945.

14 30 *A BEAUTIFUL MIND, by Sylvia Nasar. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16.) The life of John Nash, the mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

15 42 BLACK HAWK DOWN, by Mark Bowden. (Penguin, $13.95 Signet, $7.99.) The bloody battle between American forces and Somali street fighters in 1993.

16 49 *ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, by David Sedaris. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) Autobiographical comic essays by the author of ''Naked.''

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover

1 37 SELF MATTERS, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Simon & Schuster Source, $25.) How to reclaim one's authentic identity. (+)

2 11 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) A regimen for losing weight and keeping it off. (+)

3 2 SYLVIA BROWNE'S BOOK OF DREAMS, by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison. (Dutton, $25.95.) Understanding the subconscious and ''the other side.''

4 135 BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. (HarperCollins, $26.) Ways to improve one's body and one's life. (+)

5 106 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson. (Putnam, $19.95.) How to deal with changes at work and in life in general. (+)

Week List Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Paperback

1 271 DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION, by Robert C. Atkins. (Quill, $13.95 Avon, $7.99.) Ways to lose weight and achieve a healthy body. (+)

2 106 RICH DAD, POOR DAD, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. (Warner, $15.95.) Teaching one's children how to get rich and stay rich.

3 96 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. (Workman, $13.95.) For parents-to-be. (+)

4 76 LIFE STRATEGIES, by Phillip C. McGraw. (Hyperion, $11.95.) Advice on how to find what matters in your life and what to do about it. (+)

5 94 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, by Don Miguel Ruiz. (Amber-Allen, $12.95.) A code of conduct based on personal freedom. (+)


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