Q1 2008 #1 best seller
While working on the next post about low-carb and calories it dawned on me that I hadn’t posted the best seller list for the first quarter of 2008. I decided to take a break from the serious stuff for a bit, go through the Amazon.com records, and whip it out.
These are books purchased by readers of this blog (and MD’s blog and the Protein Power website) through the Amazon.com links. The rules of the list are that no books authored or co-authored by MD and/or me are included. Only those written by others.
The numero uno best seller was Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, a phenomenal book that I reviewed last March and that I heartily recommend if you haven’t read it. You’ll never look at decision making (yours or anyone else’s) the same again.
Here are the books in descending order of sales.
#1 Mistakes Were Made by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson (Review)
#2 The Brain Trust Program by Larry McCleary, M.D. (Review)
#3 Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes (Review)
#4 The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick, M.D. (Review)
#5 200 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes by Dana Carpender
#6 15-minute Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#7 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#8 The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
#9 How’s Your Drink by Eric Felton
#10 Carb Wars: Sugar is the New Fat by Judy Barnes Baker
As you look over the list you’ll notice that I’ve made an addition: I’ve linked to the reviews I’ve written on any books on the list.
I give my thanks once again to those of you who have purchased books, household goods, tools, clothing, DVDs, CDs, and even groceries through the Amazon portals on this site. I really appreciate it. The income goes towards maintaining the site. I’ve ditched most of the Google ads and other ads that used to roam throughout this blog because I found them annoying and I suspect readers did too. As a consequence, the funds from Amazon purchases play a much larger role now than in the past in underwriting the site. Please keep purchasing.
For those of you in comment Limbo, I’m slowly working my way through. I’m trying to keep current on the comments on the most recent posts (and I’m falling behind a little there), and I’m knocking off a handful of the comments that stacked up while I was on the mad-dash-to-finish-the-book hiatus. Ultimately, I’ll get to them all. Thanks for your patience.
Best seller list Jan 1-Mar 31, 2008