Saturday, February 24, 2007

Out-of-Print But Not Forgotten has recently come up with a Top 10 list of the "most sought-after out of print books in America in 2006" and, with maybe one exception, they are all big surprises to me.
1. Sex (1992) by Madonna

2. Football Scouting Methods (1963) by Steve Belichick

3. Touch Me Again (1978) by Suzanne Somers

4. Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words (1975) by Johnny Cash

5. Treasury of Great Recipes (1965) by Mary and Vincent Price

6. The Principles of Knitting (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt

7. The Lion’s Paw (1946) by Robb White

8. The Secret of Perfect Living (1963) by James Mangan

9. Once a Runner: A Novel (1978) by John L. Parker, Jr.

10. One Way Up (1964) by John F. Straubel

The only book in the list that doesn't really surprise me is the Johnny Cash title because of the popular biographical film Walk the Line that was largely based on this particular book. How does Madonna do it? This is one Top 10 list on which I never expected to find this particular semi-talented celebrity's name. And who knew that Suzanne Somers had written two books of poetry and that anyone remembered them? That's the beauty of the relationship between readers and books...there seems to be a book for every reader and a reader for every book.


  1. 4. Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words (1975) by Johnny Cash

    I am really suprised this one is out of print! With the release of the film I thought the publishing world would have spotted a great marketing opportunit and brought out a new edition for the film release.

    Madonna? I pray to God the Americans would take her back. She has really overstayed her welcome over here.

  2. There are several other Cash biographies on the market, Nick, so it looks like the publisher may have already missed the opportunity to get this one back into bookstores.

    As for Madonna, no guys have to keep her. She's been there long enough that she now speaks with some kind of fake British accent and has convinced HERSELF that she's smarter than any American still here. Y'all are so lucky to have her and her little firend, Gwyneth Paltrow. LOL