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THIS BOOK S(M)ELLS

Are they adroit chroniclers of ’90s nihilism or pimply faced parental nightmares who ought to be banned from the airwaves? If you think it’s the latter, watch out. This Book Sucks, Beavis and Butt-head’s lively romp through the dangerous world of underdeveloped-teen frustration, is currently No. 8 on the list, with 15,000 copies (out of nearly 400,000 in print) selling in its first 72 hours. Weeks on Fiction List 1 Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend Robert James Waller, Warner, $16.95 4 2 The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller, Warner, $16.95 66 3 Nightmares & Dreamscapes Stephen King, Viking, $27.50 7 4 Lasher Anne Rice, Knopf, $25 9 5 Like Water For Chocolate Laura Esquivel, Doubleday, $17.50 33 6 Without Remorse Tom Clancy, Putnam, $24.95 14 7 Decider Dick Francis, Putnam, $22.95 5 8 A Dangerous Fortune Ken Follett, Delacorte, $23.95 6 9 The Golden Mean Nick Bantock, Chronicle, $17.95 11 10 The Fires of Heaven Robert Jordan, Tor, $24.95 4

Nonfiction 1 See, I told you so Rush Limbaugh, Pocket Books, $24 2 2 Private Parts Howard Stern, Simon & Schuster, $23 6 3 Seinlanguage Jerry Seinfeld, Bantam, $19.95 12 4 The Hidden Life of Dogs Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95 13 5 Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now Maya Angelou, Random House, $17 8 6 Stop The Insanity! Susan Powter, Simon & Schuster, $22 8 7 Embraced By The Light Betty J. Eadie, Gold Leaf Press, $14.95 27 8 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray, HarperCollins, $20 35 9 The Downing Street Years Margaret Thatcher, HarperCollins, $30 3 10 A Marriage Made in Heaven or, Too Tired For An Affair Erma Bombeck, HarperCollins, $20 5

Trade Paperbacks 1 Rare Air: Michael on Michael Michael Jordan, CollinsSanFrancisco, $25 3 2 The Days Are Just Packed Bill Watterson, Andrews & McMeel, $12.95 9 3 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton, Collier, $5.95 11 4 The Remains Of The Day Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $11 6 5 The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey, Fireside, $12 149 6 The Road Less Traveled M. Scott Peck, M.D., Touchstone, $12 305 7 The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter Jamie Pope-Cordle and Martin Katahn, Norton, $2.99 145 8 MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head: This Book Sucks Mike Judge, Pocket Books, $10 2 9 The President’s Health Security Plan The White House Policy Council, Times Books, $8 7 10 Bottoms Up Joyce L. Vedral, Warner, $12.99 6

Source:Publishers Weekly