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1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
by Peter Lance (ReganBooks)

The 3-Hour Diet
by Jorge Cruise (HarperCollins)

The 30-Day Natural Hormone Plan
by Erika Schwartz, M.D. (Warner Books)

The Acne Prescription: The Perricone Program for Clear and Healthy Skin at Every Age
by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. (HarperResource)

AD/HD: Helping Your Child
by Warren Umansky, Ph.D. and Barbara Steinberg Smalley (Warner Books)

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven (Hyperion)

Age-Proof Your Mind: Detect, Delay, and Prevent Memory Loss--Before It's Too Late
by Zaldy S. Tan M.D., MPH (Warner Books)

America: The Book
by Jon Stewart and The Writers of The Daily Show (Warner Books)

American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
by Kay Bailey Hutchison (William Morrow)

American Soldier
by Tommy R. Franks (ReganBooks)

The Art of Happiness at Work
by Howard C. Cutler and His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Riverside)

Atkins Diabetes Revolution: the Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
Based on the Medical Practice of Robert C. Atkins, M.D., with Mary C. Vernon, M.D., C.M.D., and Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N. (William Morrow)

Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures With the Titans, Poseurs, and Money Guys Who Mastered and Messed Up Big Media
by Michael Wolff (HarperBusiness)

Battle Ready
by Tom Clancy and Gen. Tony Zinni (Putnam)

Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression
by Marie Osmond, Marcia Wilkie, Judith Moore (Warner Books)

Breast Cancer, Beyond Convention
by Mary Tagliaferri, Isaac Cohen, Debu Tripathy (Pocket Books)

Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) During Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond
by Marc Silver (Rodale)

Broken Music
by Sting (Dial Books)

By Any Means Necessary: America's Secret Air War in the Cold War
by William E. Burrows (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Call Me Crazy
by Anne Heche (Washington Square Press)

A Call to Service
by John Kerry (Penguin Books)

Cancer Schmancer
by Fran Drescher (Warner Books)

Celebrity Detox
by Rosie O'Donnell (Grand Central Publishing)

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
by Sanjay Gupta, MD (Wellness Central)

Check, Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating
by Janice Dickinson (ReganBooks)

City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt (Bantam)



Complete Confidence: a Handbook
by Sheenah Hankin (ReganBooks)

Confessions of an Heiress
by Paris Hilton (Simon & Schuster)

Confessions of a Tax Collector: One Man's Tour of Duty Inside the IRS
by Richard Yancey (HarperCollins)

Conservatives Without Conscience
by John Dean (Viking)

Cover Up
by Peter Lance (HarperCollins)

Crescent & Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
by Ruben Martinez (Henry Holt)

Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
by William E. Burrows (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
by Jessica Seinfeld (HarperCollins)

The Demon In The Freezer
by Richard Preston (Random House)

Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
by Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. (Bantam)

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
by Anderson Cooper (HarperCollins)

Dude, Where's My Country?
by Michael Moore (Warner Books)

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss (Gotham Books)

El Nino : Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-Maker
by J. Madeleine Nash (Warner Books)

The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue
by Mira Kirshenbaum (Delta)

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David A. Kessler (Rodale)

Finding God in the Garden: Backyard Reflections on Life, Love, and Compost
by Rabbi Balfour Brickner (Warner Books)

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley (Little, Brown)

French Women Don't Get Fat
by Mireille Guiliano (Knopf)

Getting Loaded
by Peter Bielagus (New American Library)

God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
by Jim Wallis (HarperSanFrancisco)

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
by Mahmood Mamdani (Pantheon)

Grandm?re
by David B. Roosevelt and Manuela Dunn-Mascetti (Warner Books)

The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth
by Barbara Seaman (Hyperion)

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One-to Four-Year-Old
by Harvey Karp, M.D. and Paula Spencer (Bantam)

Healthy Holidays Total Health Entertaining All Year Round
by Marilu Henner (ReganBooks)

He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (Simon Spotlight Entertainment)

How Do You Compare? 12 Simple Tests to Discover Hidden Truths About Your Personality
by Andrew Neil Williams (Perigee)

How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees
Jeffrey J. Fox (Hyperion)

How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
by Howard Halpern (Bantam)

How to Help Your Husband Make More Money So You Can Be A Stay-At-Home Mom
by Joanne Watson (Warner Books)

How to Talk to A Liberal (If You Must)
by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum)

I Am America (And So Can You!)
by Stephen Colbert (Hachette Books)

I Like It Better When You're Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures
by Charles Grodin (Random House)

In an Instant
by Lee and Bob Woodruff (Random House)

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
by Gael Greene (Warner Books)

Italy in Small Bites
by Carol Fields (HarperCollins)

The Jesus Family Tomb
by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino (HarperSanFrancisco)

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
by T.A. Shippey (Houghton Mifflin)

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell (Little, Brown)

Kathy Kaehler's Celebrity Workouts: How to Get a Hollywood Body in Just 30 Minutes a Day
by Kathy Kaehler (Broadway)

King of Hearts
by G. Wayne Miller (Times Books)

Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil
by Tom Diaz and Barbara Newman (Presidio Press)

The Little Black Book of Style
by Nina Garcia (HarperCollins)

The Lobster Chronicles Life on a Very Small Island
by Linda Greenlaw (Hyperion)

A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
by Richard Helms and William Hood, Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger (Random House)

Lucky
by Alice Seybold (Back Bay Books)

My Country Versus Me
by Wen Ho Lee (Hyperion)

My Life
by Bill Clinton (Knopf)

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I've Learned
by Alan Alda (Random House)

One Soldier's Story: A Memoir
by Bob Dole (Simon & Schuster)

The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
by Bill O'Reilly (HarperEntertainment)

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
by Francis Fukuyama (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz (Knopf)

The Perricone Prescription: A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation
by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. (HarperCollins)

The Perricone Promise: Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps
by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. (Warner Books)

The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health
by Robert O. Young, Ph.D. and Shelley Redford Young (Warner Books)

Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
by Alexandra Robbins (Hyperion)

The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
by Richard Zacks (Hyperion)

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
by Laura C. Schlessinger (HarperCollins)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab 5's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better
by Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez (Clarkson Potter)

Radical Sanity
by Elizabeth Wurtzel (Random House)

The Real Age Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
by Michael F. Roizen (HarperCollins)

The Right Words at the Right Time
by Marlo Thomas (Atria Books)

The Road South
by Shelley Stewart and Nathan Hale Turner, Jr. (Warner Books)

The Rural Life
by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Little, Brown)

Safe at Home
by Alyssa Milano (William Morrow)

See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work
by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. (Grand Central Publishing)

The Sex-Starved Marriage
by Michele Weiner-Davis (Simon & Schuster)

The Sexy Years, Discover the Hormone Connection
by Suzanne Somers (Crown Books)

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
by Robert Kurson (Random House)

Shark Trouble
Peter Benchley (Random House)

Superfoods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
by Steven Pratt and Kathy Matthews (William Morrow)

Surrendering to Yourself: You Are Your Own Soul Mate
by Iris Krasnow (Miramax)

Survival of the Sickest
by Dr. Sharon Moalem (HarperCollins)

Surviving Ophelia
by Cheryl Dellasega (Perseus)

The Stingray: Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor
by Peter Lance (Shadow Lawn Press)

Ten Minutes From Normal
by Karen Hughes (Viking)

There Must Be More Than This: Finding More Life, Love, and Meaning by Overcoming Your Soft Addictions
by Judith Wright (Broadway)

Triple Cross
by Peter Lance (ReganBooks)

Trump: How to Get Rich
by Donald J. Trump and Meredith McIver (Random House)

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty
by Scott Turow (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
by Marian Keyes (Perenniel)

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963
by Robert Dallek (Warner Books)

Untruth
by Robert J. Samuelson (Random House)

Welcome to Your Crisis: How to Use the Power of Crisis to Create the Life You Want
by Laura Day (Little, Brown)

Will They Ever Trust Us Again? Letters From the War Zone
by Michael Moore (Simon & Schuster)

The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters
by Michael Gurian (Pocket Books)

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
by John W. Dean (Little, Brown)

Wowisms: Words of Wisdom for Dreamers and Doers: A Zentrepreneur's Guide
by Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold (New Market Press)

A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveler
by Frances Mayes (Broadway)

Yet A Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home
by Deborah Mathis (Warner Books)

You Have to Say I'm Pretty, You're My Mother
by Phyllis Cohen and Stephanie Pierson (Simon & Schuster)