Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)," by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $28) The early years of the private diaries of the popular humorist.
2."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) A quick and easy introduction to the cosmos from the astrophysicist.
3."Hillbilly Elegy," by J.D. Vance (Harper: $27.99) The former Marine and Yale Law School graduate's account of growing up poor in a white working-class neighborhood.
4."Al Franken, Giant of the Senate," by Al Franken (Twelve: $28) The senator from Minnesota's memoir of his surprising evolution from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to serious politician.
5."Make Your Bed," by William H. McRaven (Grand Central: $18) A graduation speech from Adm. William H. McRaven at the University of Texas.
6."Coach Wooden and Me," by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Grand Central: $29) The basketball Legend writes about his 50-year relationship with UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.
7."Option B," by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant (Knopf: $25.95) The Facebook chief operating officer shares how she overcame tragedy after the unexpected passing of her husband.
8."Hunger," by Roxane Gay (Harper: $25.99) The "Bad Feminist" author reveals how a sexual assault affected her life and weight.
9."Churchill and Orwell," by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin: $28) A dual biography of the British independent thinkers.
10."The Book of Joy," by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama (Avery: $26) The Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leaders share their wisdom.