1982 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1982 Books & Bestsellers

1982 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle
2. Space by James A. Michener
3. The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum
4. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
5. Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz
6. The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
7. Different Seasons by Stephen King
8. North and South by John Jakes
9. 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
10. The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

1982 Non-Fiction Books

1. Jane Fonda’s Workout Book by Jane Fonda
2. Living, Loving, and Learning by Leo Buscaglia
3. And More by Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney
4. Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook by the BH&G Editors
5. Life Extension: Adding Years by to Your Life And Life to Your Years- A Practical Scientific Approach by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw
6. When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
7. A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney
8. The Weight Watchers Food Plan Diet Cookbook by Jean Nidetch
9. Richard Simmons’ Never-Say-Diet Cookbook by Richard Simmons
10. No Bad Dogs: The Woodhouse Way by Barbara Woodhouse

1982 New York Times Bestsellers

A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney by Andy A. Rooney
Jane Fonda’s Workout Book by Jane Fonda
Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia
Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw
And More by Andy Rooney by Andy A. Rooney

1982 Notable Literature

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Liberalism and the Limits of Justice by Michael J. Sandel
In a Different Voice by Carol Gilligan
1982 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1982, according to GoodReads
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