Health Bestsellers


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

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

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

4. "Magical Passes: Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico," by Carlos Castaneda (HarperCollins, $25)

5. "Natural Prozac: Leaning to Release Your Body's Own Anti-Depressants," by Joel C. Robertson and Tom Monte (HarperSan Francisco, $23)

6. "The Zone," by Barry Sears (ReganBooks, $22)

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

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

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

10. "40-30-30 Fat Burning Nutrition: The Dietary Hormonal Connection to Permanent Weight Loss & Better Health," by Joyce Daoust and Gene Daoust (Wharton, $16.95)


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. "Anatomy of the Spirit," by Caroline Myss (Random House, $14)

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

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

6. "101 Nights of Grrreat Sex," by Laura Corn (Park Avenue, $29.95)

7. "What to Expect When You're Expecting," by Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee E. Hathaway and Heidi E. Murkoff (Workman Publishing, $10.95)

8. "How Could You Do That?!: The Abdication of Character, Courage & Conscience," by Laura Schlessinger (HarperCollins, $13)

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

10. "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul," by J. Canfield, M.V. Hansen, J. Hawthorne and M. Shimoff (Health Communications, $12.95)

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

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