The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers December 1982

The first day of winter 2018, ya’ll, a good time to cuddle up with a good book – that is unless you’ve got things to finish before the 25th! Here’s what we were reading 36 years ago this week, according to the New York Times Best Sellers list.



1. Space by James A. Michener

2. 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke

3. The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel

4. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

5. Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz

6. Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov

7. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

8. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

9. Different Seasons by Stephen King

10. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

11. Crossings by Danielle Steel

12. Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

13. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton

14. Second Heaven by Judith Guest

15. The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum



1. And More by Andy Rooney

2. Jane Fonda’s Workout Book by Jane Fonda

3. Growing Up by Russell Baker

4. Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

5. Megatrends by John Naisbitt

6. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

7. Keeping Faith by Jimmy Carter

8. When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner

9. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

10. Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

11. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

12. Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr.

13. Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown

14. Jane Fonda’s Workout Book for Pregnancy, Birth and Recovery by Femmy Delyser

15. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro

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