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October 19, 1998

1. "If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules: 10 Rules for Being Human," by Cherie Carter-Scott (Broadway, $18)

2. "In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want," by Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster, $23)

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

4. "Sugar Busters," by H. Leighton Steward (Ballantine, $22)

5. "Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer and Achieving Your Ideal Weight," by Peter J. D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney (Putnam, $22.95)

6. "The Ten Commandments of Self-Esteem," by Catherine Cardinal (Andrews & McMeel, $9.95)

7. "The Illuminated Rumi," by Coleman Barks and Michael Green (Broadway, $ 30)

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

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

10. "In My Own Words," by Mother Teresa (Random House, $11.95)


1. "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom," by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen, $12.95)

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

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

4. "Protein Power," by Michael R. Eades and Mary D. Eades (Bantam, $6.50)

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

6. "Why People Don't Heal and How They Can," by Caroline Myss (Harmony, $14)

7. "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul," by Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen (Health Communications, $12.95)

8. "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," by Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $10.95)

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

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


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

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