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Season of the Lists

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October 29, 2009

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It must be the season of the lists, yeah, because Publishers Weekly has announced their top 10 books of 2009. One business title made their list—Matthew B. Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, released by penguin Press.

It must be the season of the lists, yeah, because Publishers Weekly has announced their top 10 books of 2009. One business title made their list—Matthew B. Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, released by penguin Press.

The others are:

The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award will be announced today at a gala dinner in London. The shortlist, announced in September, is: You can find the longlist here if you're interested. We'll let you know the winner when it's been announced.

My personal favorite list so far this year, though, is AbeBooks Top 10 Ghostwritten Books. It has some gems, such as Tennis As I Play It, ghosted by Sinclair Lewis, and the bizarre story of Hedy Lamarr suing her own publisher for the inaccuracies in her own "autobiography," Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman, ghostwritten by pulp novelist Leo Guild.

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