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‘Buddha’s Diet’ - lose weight not mind

I’ve reached the point where I don’t believe in diets. And I’ve sworn off diet books. Except when one like this comes across my desk. It’s “Buddha’s Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight without Losing Your Mind,” by Buddhist priest Dan Zigmond and digital strategist Tara Cotrell.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Sept. 25, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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It's breakfast put on steroids

If you're the sort of person who gravitates toward diners, whose favorite restaurants serve breakfast all day (we are not talking about McDonald's), who makes breakfast for dinner at home and whose idea of a good time is making frosted flakes from scratch, then here's a cookbook for you. "Big Bad Breakfast" is the new book from John Currence, and it's a big, bad book of a cookbook, as was clearly the author's intent.

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Pat Conroy’s ideal writing day

It’s spring, 1994, and Pat Conroy, who died this past March, is divorced from his first wife and living in Atlanta. He has not yet met Cassandra King, who will become his beloved second wife. He is on deadline for the novel, “Beach Music,” which has already sold to Twentieth Century Fox for $6 million. While he washes the lunch dishes, I ask him my favorite question: “What is an ideal day for you?”

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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‘Textbook’ offers ways to connect beyond author’s voice

An interactive memoir with multiple choice questions, quizzes and the organization of a textbook? A book that invites readers and listeners to connect with the author via text? “Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Not Exactly a Memoir” (book from Dutton, audio from Random House Audio) leaps beyond traditional books in structure and offers engaging views of life that are relatable, intriguing and enlightening.