2A - Monday, December 11, 2006
" "You: On A Diet: The Owner's
Manual for Waist Management' Oz
" "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts
on Reclaiming the American Dream,"
* "The Innocent Man: Murder and
Injustice in a Small Town," John
" "Culture Warrior," Bill O'Reilly
" "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,"
" "Marley & Me," John Grogan
" "Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary
Edition," Irma Rombauer
" "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping
Handbook," Martha Stewart
* "Barefoot Contessa at Home:
Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over
and Over Again," Ina Garten
" "Jim Cramer's Mad Money Hand-
book," James L. Cramer
Explained Before You Were Here
Books on money, diets, murder in demand
Borders' bestsellers reflect holiday preparation, anxiety
With the holiday season in full swing,
it is no surprise that Borders' 10 best-
selling books in the region include three
books on cooking and one on dieting.
The week's list of nonfiction bestsell-
ers in eastern Michigan and northwest
Ohio include "You: On A Diet: The Own-
er's Manual for Waist Management" by
The lists also includes "The Audac-
ity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming
the American Dream," by Sen. Barack
Obama (D-Ill.), who may be running for
president in 2008.
In his book, Obama discusses his per-
spective on faith, values and politics.
John Grisham's first try at nonfiction,
"The Innocent Man: Murder and Injus-
tice in a Small Town," is also one of the
The top fictional best-sellers include
"Next" by Michael Crichton, "For One
More Day" by Mitch Albom and "Brother
Odd" by Dean Koontz. All three tell very
different stories: Crichton focuses on
the scientific possibilities of the future,
Albom touches on the relationship
between mother and son, and Koontz
tells a tale of supernatural happenings at
Other fiction best-sellers include
"Cross" by James Patterson, "Dear John"
by Nicholas Sparks and "Wild Fire" by
Books on the national besc-selling fic-
tion list that did not make the regional
list include "Nature Girl" by Carl Hiaas-
en and "The Shape Shifter" by Tony
The nonfiction national best-sellers
are similar to this region's top sellers
with some exceptions. "I Feel Bad About
My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being
a Woman" by Nora Ephron, "I Like You:
Hospitality Underthe Influence" by Amy
Sedaris and "Why We WantYou to Rich:
Two Men - One Message" by Donald
Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are three of
the national best-selling books that did
not make the regional list.
Several University students said they
don't have the extra cash to buy - or
time to read - books like "Martha Stew-
art's Homekeeping Handbook."
Because of the relaxed atmosphere in
the book store, University students said
they tend to browse through the selec-
tion of books, magazines and music at
the Borders on 612 E. Liberty St. without
feeling pressure to purchase anything.
"I have only heard of two of the books
on this list," LSA sophomore Emily Ged-
ert said. "I plan on buying'For One More
Day,' but I am waiting for finals to be
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