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'STUPID' DOES

It's a strike! Michael Moore is on a roll like a bowling ball. First he got the heavy-duty celeb profile treatment on Feb. 16's 60 MInutes. Then he pocketed a French Oscar (a.k.a. the Cesar) for his hit documentary Bowling for Columbine. Then he won the British Book Award for Stupid White Men in London. Now that's what we call momentum. Some or all of it must be to blame for his sudden resurgence on the nonfiction list this week. Stupid White Men, last year's zingy book of rants, blazes back in at No. 2.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 3 2 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 34 3 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Judith McNaught, Atria, $25 1 4 THE LAST DETECTIVE Robert Crais, Doubleday, $24.95 1 5 CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT Robert Jordan, Tor, $29.95 7 6 THE CAT WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE Lilian Jackson Braun, Putnam, $23.95 3 7 PATTERN RECOGNITION William Gibson, Putnam, $25.95 3 8 FLASHBACK Nevada Barr, Putnam, $24.95 2 9 PREY Michael Crichton, HarperCollins, $26.95 12 10 FINAL JUSTICE W.E.B. Griffin, Putnam, $26.95 4

NONFICTION

1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 5 2 STUPID WHITE MEN...AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 34 3 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 7 4 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 7 5 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY Erik Larson, Crown, $25.95 2 6 THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, $22.95 12 7 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 4 8 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP...AND OTHERS DON'T Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, $27.50 29 9 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 163 10 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso, HarperCollins, $25 165

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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