Turns out Lauren Weisberger has legs. Like a young go-getter clawing her way up the office food chain, her fashion-magazine tell-all, The Devil Wears Prada, is still climbing the chart with a fabulous 325,000 copies in print. In its eighth week, the book struts to No. 2, its highest position yet. If No. 1 is the goal, Prada had better hurry: This month, Harry Potter sweeps in.
FICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 12 2 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 8 3 NAKED PREY John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95 4 4 THE FACE Dean Koontz, Bantam, $26.95 2 5 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 9 6 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 49 7 THE SINISTER PIG Tony Hillerman, HarperCollins, $25.95 5 8 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 18 9 THE SECOND TIME AROUND Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 8 10 DEAD RINGER Lisa Scottoline, HarperCollins, $25.95 2
NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 9 2 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 20 3 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 19 4 WHO'S YOUR CADDY? Rick Reilly, Doubleday, $24.95 3 5 MONEYBALL: THE ART OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME Michael Lewis, Norton, $24.95 4 6 AN UNFINISHED LIFE: JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1917-1963 Robert Dallek, Little, Brown, $30 4 7 THE TEAMMATES David Halberstam, Hyperion, $22.95 3 8 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 12 9 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING Bill Bryson, Broadway, $27.50 5 10 THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING ENERGY, NOT TIME, IS THE KEY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL RENEWAL Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz, Free Press, $26 6
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF JUNE 2-8. 2003
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