Books: Top Bananas

Only yesterday we were up to our erogenous zones in joy and on our way to that ultimate sensuous bestseller, the Japanese vibrator cookbook. Yet a look at the current bestseller list makes clear that the overwhelming new theme in nonfiction is survival. The variations include plane-crash survivors in the Andes, the avoidance of heart attacks, how to drive the moths of "stagflation" from your wallet and preserve your business through better management, not to mention ways and means of hanging on to your marbles by being your own best friend. In addition, there are big books about three of...

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