Archive for June 18th, 2015

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1993

It’s starting to warm into Summer here in the Magic Valley, so let’s get in the Way Back Machine (I’m sure it’s air-conditioned) and zoom back to 1993. I can’t guarantee it will be any cooler in temperature, but we were all “cool” then, amiright? If you’re having trouble remembering back that far, here are a few 1993 events that might trigger your memory:

  • Bill Clinton is sworn in as the 42nd President of the U.S. (January)
  • Professional tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an unbalanced fan. (April)
  • Actor River Phoenix dies outside The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA. (October)

And what were we reading? The following were all at the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of June 20, 1993.



1. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

2. Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow

3. The Client by John Grisham

4. The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum

5. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

6. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

7. I’ll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark

8. Gai-Jin by James Clavell

9. The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

10. A Season in Purgatory by Dominick Dunne

11. Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker

12. J Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton

13. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

14. Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

15. The Red Horseman by Stephen Coonts



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

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

3. The Real Anita Hill by David Brock

4. Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake

5. Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers

6. Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie With Curtis Taylor

7. Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

8. The Fifties by David Halberstam

9. Thinking Out Loud by Anna Quindlen

10. Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin

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

12. Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes

13. A World Waiting to Be Born by M. Scott Peck

14. Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts

15. Race Matters by Cornel West