The Book Sense Sports Literature Bestseller List

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Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores with Book Sense nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 6, 2006.

Past Category Bestseller lists are available at www.bookweb.org/read/5677.

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The Book Sense Sports Literature Bestseller List

1.

Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, Balco, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports
Mark Fainaru-Wada, Lance Williams, Gotham, $26, 1592401996

2.

Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager
Buzz Bissinger, Mariner, $13.95, 0618710531

3.

The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup
Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey (Eds.), HarperCollins, $14.95, 0061132268

4.

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
Franklin Foer, Harper Perennial, $13.95, 0060731427

5.

Ultramarathon Man
Dean Karnazes, Tarcher, $12.95, 1585424803

6.

It's Not About the Bike
Lance Armstrong, Berkley, $14, 0425179613

7.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $13.95, 0385494785

8.

Chiwalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer, Fireside, $14.95, 0743267206

9.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael M. Lewis, Norton, $13.95, 0393324818

10.

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke - North Carolina Basketball Rivalry
Will Blythe, HarperCollins, $24.95, 006074023X

11.

The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball
Frank Deford, Grove, $13, 0802142478

12.

Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four
John Feinstein, Little Brown, $25.95, 031616030X

13.

Baseball Between the Numbers
Jonah Keri, Baseball Prospectus, Perseus, $24.95, 0465005969

14.

Fantasyland: A Season on Baseball's Lunatic Fringe
Sam Walker, Viking, $25.95, 0670034282

15.

Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
Rick Reilly, Broadway, $14.95, 0767917405

16.

The Education of a Coach
David Halberstam, Hyperion, $24.95, 1401301541

17.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Aron Ralston, Atria, $14, 074349282X

18.

A Fine Place to Daydream: Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish
Bill Barich, Knopf, $23, 1400042798

19.

It's Only a Game: Words of Wisdom From a Lifetime in Golf
Jackie Burke, Gotham, $22.50, 1592401163

20.

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen, Harvest, $15, 0156001454

21.

Still Life With Brook Trout
John Gierach, S&S, $13, 0743229959

22.

The Only Game in Town: Baseball Stars of the 1930s and 1940s Talk About the Game They Loved
Fay Vincent, S&S, $26, 0743273176

23.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City
Jonathan Mahler, Picador, $15, 0312424302

24.

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
H.G. Bissinger, Da Capo, $15.95, 0306813742

25.

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
Michael Lewis, Norton, $12.95, 0393060918