MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mrs. Kennedy And Me Number 7 On Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List!

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "Drift" by Rachel Maddow (Crown, $25). TV commentator Maddow looks at American military policy from the Vietnam War to the present, exploring the rise of private security companies and executive authority. Last week: 1

2. "Weeknights With Giada" by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter, $35). Giada De Laurentiis shares her tips for getting meals on the table quickly. Last week: 2

3. "The Big Miss" by Hank Haney (Crown, $26). Haney delivers an insightful account of his six years coaching Tiger Woods. Last week: 3

4. "Trickle Down Tyranny" by Michael Savage (Morrow, $26.99). Savage, a conservative spokesman, discusses his opinions of President Obama's policies. Last week: —

5. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond (Morrow, $29.99). More recipes from the woman who chucked urban life to marry a cowboy and move to his ranch. Last week: 5

6. "Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26). Lehrer looks at the science behind what sparks creativity. Last week: 4

7. "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin (Gallery, $26). A memoir from Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent assigned to guard Jacqueline Kennedy from 1960 to 1964. Last week

8. "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf, $25.95). A memoir of Strayed's 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Last week: 10

9. "All In" by Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb (Penguin Press, $29.95). The author chronicles Gen. David Petraeus' career and his impact on the U.S. military. Last week: —

10. "The Blood Sugar Solution" by Mark Hyman, M.D. (Little, Brown, $27.99). A doctor describes his guide to losing weight and staying healthy, which involves maintaining balanced insulin levels. Last week: 8

For the week ended April 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

— Publishers Weekly

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