1. "Talking to Heaven," by James Van Praagh (Dutton, $22.95)

2. "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy," by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner, $17.95)

3. "The Gift of Fear: Listening to the Intuition That Protects Us From Danger," by Gavin De Becker (Little, Brown & Co., $22.95)

4. "Don't Worry, Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life," by Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $15.95)

5. "The Spiritual Warrior," by John-Roger (Mandeville Press, $20)

6. "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," by John Gray (HarperCollins, $23)

7. "Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment," by Surya Das (Broadway, $26)

8. "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success," by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95)

9. "Mastering the Zone: The Art of Achieving SuperHealth," by Barry Sears (ReganBooks, $24)

10. "The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition," by editorial staff, Merck & Co. (Merck & Co., $29.95)


1. "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," by Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $8.95)

2. "Zagat Survey 1998 Los Angeles / Southern California Restaurant Guide," edited by Merrill Shindler and Karen Berk (Zagat Survey, $10.95)

3. "101 Nights of Grrreat Sex," by Laura Corn (Park Avenue, $29.95)

4. "101 Nights of Grrreat Romance: How to Make Love With Your Clothes On," by Laura Corn (Park Avenue, $29.95)

5. "Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura Schlessinger (HarperCollins, $10)

6. "The Artist's Way," by Julia Cameron (Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam, $13.95)

7. "Reviving Ophelia," by Mary Pipher (Ballantine, $12.50)

8. "101 Grrreat Quickies," by Laura Corn (Park Avenue, $24.95)

9. "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul," by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger (Health Communications, $12.95)

10. "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution," by Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $6.50)


* Rankings are based upon Times' poll of Southland bookstores.

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