The bottom third of the LA Times bestseller list:
11. The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh (HarperOne: $24.95) How to focus less on titles and salary and more on inner strength in the search for happiness.
12. Be the Pack Leader, by Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier (Harmony: $25.95) How to develop a pack leader's approach to your dog and your life.
13. The Rest Is Noise, by Alex Ross (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $30) The classical music critic explains how 20th century composers mirrored their eras.
14. The Intellectual Devotional, by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim (Rodale: $24) What you need to know about U.S. history and ideas.
15. Revolution of Hope, by Vicente Fox and Rob Allyn (Viking: $27.95) The Coca-Cola executive-turned-president recounts his challenge to Mexico's political system.
What I should really emphasize is that The Rest Is Noise shows how an atonal diet of Schoenberg and Xenakis will give you the ruthless urge to get ahead while shedding up to 20 pounds.