Los Angeles TimesJuly 13, 2014 

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


1."Hard Choices," by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster: $35) A detailed chronicle of Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of State.

2."Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House: $27) The story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.

3."Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book," by Diane Muldrow (Golden Books: $9.99) Practical advice from the classic children's series.

4."Capital in the Twenty-First Century," by Thomas Piketty (Belknap Press: $39.95) The historic evolution of wealth and worsening inequality in America.

5."One Nation," by Ben Carson and Candy Carson (Sentinel: $14.95) The neurosurgeon shares his observations on the ills afflicting American society.

6."Carsick," by John Waters (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $26) The cult movie director's real and imagined adventures of hitchhiking from Baltimore to San Francisco.

7."Take This Man," by Brandon Skyhorse (Simon & Schuster: $26) The writer's turbulent childhood in Echo Park with 5 stepfathers and a false heritage.

8."#Girlboss," by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio: $26.95) Behind the scenes of the meteoric rise of the CEO of fashion retailer Nasty Gal.

9."Minecraft: Redstone Handbook," by Scholastic (Scholastic: $7.99) A detailed tutorial to the inner workings of the popular building game.

10."Minecraft: Essential Handbook," by Scholastic (Scholastic: $7.99) The first official guide to the popular online game filled with expert survival tips.

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