Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) May 21st 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 21st 2017


10 - Hallelujah Anyway - Anne Lamott
(Debut)
The importance of mercy in our lives.

9  -  The American Spirit - David McCullough
(3 weeks on list)
A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.

8  -  Old School - Bill O'Reilly and Bruce Feirstein
(6 weeks on list)

7  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance
(41 weeks on list)

6  -  The Operator - Robert O'Neill
(2 weeks on list)
The 400 mission career of a SEAL team operator.

5  -  The Fight Is Our Fight - Elizabeth Warren
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  Shattered - Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
(3 weeks on list)

2  -  Option B - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
(2 weeks on list)  (#1 last week)
Sandberg's experience after her husband's sudden death and Grant's psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

1  -  Astrophysics For People In A Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 
(Debut)
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.



Old Time Radio Show of the Week

The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show
May 28th 1950
"Tickets To South Pacific"
Phil tries to get an extra two tickets to "South Pacific", Alice sings "A Wonderful Guy" and Phil sings "Let's Choo Choo To Idaho"


Monday, May 22, 2017

Cloud Computing pulls upset to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes

142nd Preakness Stakes
May 20th 2017

"Cloud Computing" pulls the upset win over Classic Empire and 2017 Kentucky Derby winner "Always Dreaming".

Order of finish :
3rd - Senior Investment 
4th - Lookin At Lee
6th - Mulitplier
7th - Conquest Mo Money
9th - Hence
10th - Term of Art

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

1960
"The Magnificent Seven"


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

May 9th 2010
Dallas Braden, recently made infamous due to his words with Alex Rodriguez when the Yankee third baseman cut across the diamond via the pitcher’s mound, throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland. In attendance for the 26 year-old left-hander's Mother's Day gem is his grandmother, who raised him after his mom died of a melanoma during his senior year at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.


Monday, May 8, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) May 7th 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 7th 2017


10 - A Gentleman in Moscow - Armor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
(23 weeks on list)

9  -  One Perfect Lie - Lisa Scottoline
(2 weeks on list)
A high school baseball coach hiding his real identity poses a threat to an idyllic suburban community.

8  -  Two From the Heart - James Patterson
(2 weeks on list)
Two stories about the power of stories.

7  -  The Women in the Castle - Jessica Shattuck 
(4 weeks on list)
The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war's end.

6  -  Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
(11 weeks on list)

5  -  All By Myself, Alone - Mary Higgins Clark
(3 weeks on list)
On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace is gone.

4  -  Thrawn - Timothy Zahn 
(2 weeks on list)
The origins of Grand Admiral Thrawn, an iconic "Star Wars" villian.

3  -  Fast and Loose - Stuart Woods
(Debut)
In the 41st Stone Barrington novel, the New York attorney acquires a ruthless, hot-headed enemy.

2  -  The Black Book - James Patterson
(4 weeks on list)  (3 consecutive weeks at #1)
After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago's elite, the madam's black book has disappeared. 

1  -  The Fix - David Baldacci
(Debut)
The detective Amos Decker ("Memory Man") witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.