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THE HIGH 'LIFE'

In the course of writing his new book, What Should I Do With My Life?, Po Bronson walked the earth and worked the phones, listening to 900 stories and coming to know 55 relative strangers intimately enough to turn their tales into useful examples for his readers. Marketed as a self-help book -- odd, given the author's previous successes in journalism -- Life got a big push from Bronson's Oprah appearance last month, jumping to No. 2 in its fourth week on the list.

FICTION

WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 31 2 CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT Robert Jordan, Tor, $29.95 4 3 FINAL JUSTICE W.E.B. Griffin, Putnam, $26.95 1 4 SONS OF FORTUNE Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.95 4 5 THE FIRST LAW John Lescroart, Dutton, $25.95 1 6 THE ARRAIGNMENT Steve Martini, Putnam, $25.95 4 7 PREY Michael Crichton, HarperCollins, $26.95 9 8 FOUR BLIND MICE James Patterson, Little, Brown, $27.95 10 9 THE BONE VAULT Linda Fairstein, Scribner, $25 2 10 BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON Dean Koontz, Bantam, $26.95 6

NONFICTION

1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 2 2 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 4 3 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 4 4 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso, HarperCollins, $25 162 5 THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, $22.95 9 6 SUZANNE SOMERS' FAST & EASY: LOSE WEIGHT THE SOMERSIZE WAY WITH QUICK, DELICIOUS MEALS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Suzanne Somers, Crown, $25.95 4 7 THIS JUST IN Bob Schieffer, Putnam, $26.95 1 8 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 160 9 BUSH AT WAR Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, $28 10 10 THE RIGHT MAN: THE SURPRISE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH David Frum, Random House, $25.95 4

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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