1 WHAT THE DOG SAW( Back Bay, $16.99) 2 By Malcolm Gladwell. A collection of quirky essays previously published in the New Yorker magazine.
2 INSIDE OF A DOG: WHAT DOGS SEE, SMELL, AND 10
KNOW (Scribner, $16). By Alexandra Horowitz A psychology professor hits the dog park.
3 EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR 160 EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA (Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert A memoir of self-discovery; recent feature film.
4 JUST KIDS (Ecco, $16). By Patti Smith 4 The singer-songwriter reflects on her romance and enduring friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe.
5 THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2011 6 (World Almanac, $12.99). An authority since 1868, this edition includes the Olympics and mid-terms.
6 RACHAEL RAY’S LOOK + COOK: 100 CAN’T MISS 8 MAIN COURSES IN PICTURES
(Clarkson Potter, $24.99). By Rachel Ray
7 THE BOOK OF AWAKENING: HAVING THE LIFE YOU 4 WANT BY BEING PRESENT TO THE LIFE YOU HAVE
(Conari, $18.95). By Mark Nepo
8 THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO 186 PROMOTE PEACE (Penguin, $16) By Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
9 HOLIDAYS ON ICE (Back Bay, $10) 7 By David Sedaris. True and fanciful tales of the season brimming with angst and loads of wry humor.
10 WHERE MEN WIN GLORY: THE ODYSSEY OF PAT 7 TILLMAN (Anchor, $15.95) By Jon Krakauer. The NFL star turned soldier. Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Dec. 26, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2011 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)