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  1. Mcarpenter

    Mcarpenter Contributing Member

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    Best Seller when you were born?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mcarpenter, Mar 22, 2009.

    I was curious what the best selling book was when I was born. This is the link that my search turned up:

    New York Times Best Seller Lists

    For my birth week, it was a book called Strike.

    Want to share yours?
    Know of a better link?

    :D

    *Edit:

    Bummer, I think that it meant they were ON strike during that time and none were listed, not that the book was called strike. Doggonit!! :mad:
     
  2. sweetchaos

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    Bestseller on the week I was born was It by Stephen King, but the day after it changed to Whirlwind by James Clavell
     
  3. Mcarpenter

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    :eek: You're so lucky!
     
  4. sweetchaos

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    I can't stand Stephen King's writing and I have no idea who James Clavell is...
     
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    Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy. Funny. I own the book too.
     
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    The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlam.

    Heretics of Doom by Frank Hebert and Pet Sematary by Stephen King were right behind it.
     
  7. Mcarpenter

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    :p If you have a better link, please share it, by all means. I want to know what the best seller was for my birth week and they NYT was on strike then.
     
  8. Cogito

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    Well, the #1 book was Desiree by Annemarie Selinko.
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck and The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk were also in the top ten, though.
     
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    Mine is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.... I've never heard of it, but at that stage it had spent 16 weeks on the list and was number 1 in the previous week, too.
     
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    The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.
     
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    Mine was THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, by John Fowles
     
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    The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy followed by The Firm by John Grisham.

    Both fine novels. :D The 1990s might have had some funny musicians, but they had spectacular writers!
     
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    Our birthdays must be very close, because Whirlwind, by James Clavell was the bestseller during the week I was born.
     
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    THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS - Jean M Auel

    I like the title but never heard of it. The other authors i recognise on the list are Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen King.
     
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    The Covenant - James A. Michener (X2 cool as my name is James as well)
     
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    Mine was The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
    but it was kind of it's 8th week as number one...lol
     
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    Andersonville, by MacKinlay Kantor.
    Never heard of the title, or the author. :confused:
     
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    the list doesn't go back far enough to cover my birth year [1938!]... but i suspect margaret mitchell's pulitzer prize winner of the year before would still have been on it...

    anyone know what that was?... hint: one of the most popular books of all time, [selling 30 million + copies] it was released as a film in '39, to become the highest-grossing movie in the history of hollywood and grabbed a record-breaking 10 oscars...
     
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    Frankly a brilliant movie (never actually read the book).
     
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    Gonna have to go for Gone with the Wind on this one.

    Yes, my Google-fu is indeed strong! :D
     
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    You needed to google that? Margaret Mitchell was an immediate giveaway.
     
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    Best-seller was The Bridges of Madison County-Robert James Waller, Dragon Tears-Dean Koontz was close behind, never heard of the rest.


    Nobel Laureate was Toni Morrison.
     

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