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BEST-SELLERS

WELL-READ MEAT

In books news that is bound to discourage pigs, cows, and other sources of meat and protein across the land, Atkins for Life -- the handy anti-carbs guidebook for all the carnivores on the super-popular Atkins Diet -- shows no signs of letting up on the best-seller chart. It's still No. 1 after 10 weeks. One stop down, Queen Noor is moving up: Her memoir, Leap of Faith, rises to No. 2. And two stops down, Michael Moore's Stupid White Men has usurped the No. 3 slot, thanks, no doubt, to its author's Oscar high jinks.

WEEKS FICTION ON LIST

1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 2 2 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 8 3 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 39 4 THE JESTER James Patterson and Andrew Gross, Little, Brown, $27.95 4 5 THE VANISHED MAN Jeffery Deaver, Simon & Schuster, $25 3 6 BACK STORY Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $24.95 3 7 THE RELUCTANT SUITOR Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Morrow, $24.95 2 8 DATING GAME Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $26.95 4 9 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Judith McNaught, Atria, $25 6 10 THE CONFESSOR Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95 5

NONFICTION

1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 10 2 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 2 3 STUPID WHITE MEN...AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 39 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 9 5 THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING ENERGY, NOT TIME, IS THE KEY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL RENEWAL Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, Free Press, $26 3 6 JARHEAD: A MARINE'S CHRONICLE OF THE GULF WAR AND OTHER BATTLES Anthony Swofford, Scribner, $24 4 7 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP...AND OTHERS DON'T Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, $27.50 34 8 THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN Robin Moore, Random House, $24.95 4 9 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 12 10 DERELICTION OF DUTY Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 1

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Apr 18, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints