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Healthy Bestsellers : Hardcover

September 15, 1997

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

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

3. "Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing" by Caroline Myss. (Crown, $25)

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

5. "Mars and Venus on a Date" by John Gray. (HarperCollins, $25)

6. "8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power" by Andrew Weil. (Knopf, $23)

7. "How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel" by Alain de Botton. (Pantheon, $19.95)

8. "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times" by Pema Chodron. (Shambhala, $18)

9. "The Healing of America" by Marianne Williamson. (Simon & Schuster, $24)

10. "Super Sexual Orgasm: Discover the Ultimate Pleasure Spot--The Cul-De-Sac" by Barbara Keesling. (HarperCollins, $20)


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

2. "Zagat Survey 1997 Los Angeles / Southern California Restaurant Guide" edited by Merrill Shindler and Karen Berk. (Zagat Survey, $10.95)

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

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

5. "The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right" by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. (Warner, $14.95)

6. "Gem Therapy" by Bhattacharya. (B. Jain Publishers, $3.25)

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

8. "Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul" by Jack Canfield. (Health Communications, $12.95)

9. "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman. (Bantam, $13.95)

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

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

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