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. "The Love Poems of Rumi," by Jalaluddin Rumi, edited by Deepak Chopra (Crown, $12)

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

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

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

8. "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up," by Iyanla Vanzant (Fireside, $13)

9. "8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power," by Andrew Weil (Knopf, $23)

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. "Chicken Soup for the Soul," edited by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications, $12.95)

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

5. "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution," by Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans, $12.95)

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

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

8. "The Game of Life & How to Play It," by Florence S. Shinn (DeVorss & Co., $5.95)

9. "What to Expect the First Year," by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway (Workman, $13.95)

10. "Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul," by Jack Canfield (Health Communications, $8.95)


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

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