Archive for November 27th, 2013

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1992

Let’s wade back in time a little – 21 years to be exact – to 1992. In addition to being a leap year and an election year, it was also the last year in which both the Summer (Barcelona) and Winter (Albertville) Olympics were held in the same year. Here are a few other things you might remember happening:

  • In February, George H.W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin announce that the Cold War is over.
  • In July, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi win Wimbledon singles titles (they will marry in 2001).
  • In August, the Prince and Princess of Wales announce their formal separation (they will divorce in 1996).

Pick up one of these titles from the New York Times Best Sellers List for the week ending November 29, 1992. They’ll help you remember when…



1. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel

2. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice

3. Mexico by James A. Michener

4. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon

5. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

6. Driving Force by Dick Francis

7. Sabine’s Notebook by Nick Bantock

8. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

10. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

11. Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

12. Red Square by Martin Cruz Smith

13. Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

14. Domes of Fire by David Eddings

15. Where Is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffett



1. The Way Things Ought to Be by Rush H. Limbaugh

2. Sex by Madonna

3. It Doesn’t Take a Hero by H. Norman Schwarzkopf

4. I Can’t Believe I Said That! by Kathie Lee Gifford with Jim Jerome

5. Every Living Thing by James Herriot

6. Earth in the Balance by Al Gore

7. Bankruptcy 1995 by Harry E. Figgie Jr. With Gerald J. Swanson

8. Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

9. My Life by Earvin (Magic) Johnson with William Novak

10. The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff

11. The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy

12. Genius by James Gleick

13. Truman by David Mccullough

14. The Change by Germaine Greer

15. Young Men & Fire by Norman Maclean