New York Times Best Seller List


Best selling books from the New York Times list

New York Times Best Sellers

One Hit Wonders - Authors

Authors that have only had one book in the New York Times best seller list, ranked by most total weeks on the list.

1. Stephen W. Hawking (A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME 112 weeks on list, last on list 06/10/1990)
2. Eric Berne (GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 109 weeks on list, last on list 09/10/1967)
3. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES 99 weeks on list, last on list 08/28/1994)
4. Harper Lee (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 98 weeks on list, last on list 06/17/1962)
5. John A. Schindler (HOW TO LIVE 365 DAYS A YEAR 90 weeks on list, last on list 12/09/1956)
6. Charles Edward Stowe (THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY 83 weeks on list, last on list 10/28/1962)
7. John Naisbitt (MEGATRENDS 66 weeks on list, last on list 02/19/1984)
8. Mac Hyman (NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS 66 weeks on list, last on list 03/18/1956)
9. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (YOUR ERRONEOUS ZONES 64 weeks on list, last on list 11/13/1977)
10. Dr. David Reuben (EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX 64 weeks on list, last on list 04/11/1971)
11. Arthur Golden (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA 62 weeks on list, last on list 01/31/1999)
12. Robert Bly (IRON JOHN 62 weeks on list, last on list 02/09/1992)
13. "Adam Smith" (THE MONEY GAME 62 weeks on list, last on list 09/14/1969)
14. Bel Kaufman (UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE 61 weeks on list, last on list 05/22/1966)
15. Harry Lewis Golden (ONLY IN AMERICA 61 weeks on list, last on list 09/27/1959)
16. Stephenie Meyer (THE HOST 59 weeks on list, last on list 08/16/2009)
17. Bernie S. Siegel (LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES 56 weeks on list, last on list 06/05/1988)
18. Richard Simmons (NEVER-SAY-DIET BOOK 55 weeks on list, last on list 02/21/1982)
19. Annemarie Selinko (DESIREE 55 weeks on list, last on list 02/14/1954)
20. Harry Allen Overstreet (THE MATURE MIND 55 weeks on list, last on list 01/28/1951)
21. Max Schulman (RALLY ROUND THE FLAG BOYS! 51 weeks on list, last on list 08/17/1958)
22. Khaled Hosseini (A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS 49 weeks on list, last on list 05/11/2008)
23. Edith Holden (THE COUNTRY DIARY OF AN EDWARDIAN LADY 48 weeks on list, last on list 01/28/1979)
24. Dr. Robert Atkins (DR. ATKINS' DIET REVOLUTION 48 weeks on list, last on list 11/04/1973)
25. "J" (THE SENSUOUS WOMAN 48 weeks on list, last on list 03/28/1971)
26. Norman F. Dacey (HOW TO AVOID PROBATE 48 weeks on list, last on list 04/09/1967)
27. Dag Hammarskjöld (MARKINGS 48 weeks on list, last on list 10/10/1965)
28. Gavin Maxwell (RING OF BRIGHT WATER 48 weeks on list, last on list 02/11/1962)
29. Robert Ringer (LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE 47 weeks on list, last on list 06/18/1978)
30. Alex Haley (ROOTS 47 weeks on list, last on list 10/16/1977)
31. Virginia Cary Hudson (O YE JIGS & JULEPS! 47 weeks on list, last on list 07/14/1963)
32. Chelsea Handler (ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA 46 weeks on list, last on list 08/09/2009)
33. Howard J. Ruff (HOW TO PROSPER DURING THE COMING BAD YEARS 46 weeks on list, last on list 01/20/1980)
34. Allan Bloom (THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND 45 weeks on list, last on list 05/01/1988)
35. Andre Schwarz-Bart (THE LAST OF THE JUST 44 weeks on list, last on list 09/17/1961)
36. Dale Alexander (ARTHRITIS AND COMMON SENSE 44 weeks on list, last on list 04/28/1957)
37. Lillian Roth (I'LL CRY TOMORROW 44 weeks on list, last on list 04/10/1955)
38. William Nickerson (HOW I TURNED $1,000 INTO A MILLION IN REAL ESTATE -- IN MY SPARE TIME 43 weeks on list, last on list 03/27/1960)
39. Smiley Blanton (LOVE OR PERISH 43 weeks on list, last on list 12/16/1956)
40. Albert J. Lowry (HOW YOU CAN BECOME FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT BY INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE 42 weeks on list, last on list 10/12/1980)
41. Christina Crawford (MOMMIE DEAREST 42 weeks on list, last on list 09/16/1979)
42. William Least Heat Moon (BLUE HIGHWAYS 41 weeks on list, last on list 01/29/1984)
43. Moss Hart (ACT ONE 41 weeks on list, last on list 07/17/1960)
44. James Gould Cozzens (BY LOVE POSSESSED 41 weeks on list, last on list 06/15/1958)
45. Jay Anson (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR 40 weeks on list, last on list 08/06/1978)
46. Charles Berlitz (THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE 40 weeks on list, last on list 08/17/1975)
47. Frederic Morton (THE ROTHSCHILDS 40 weeks on list, last on list 12/09/1962)
48. Pat Boone (TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY 40 weeks on list, last on list 10/11/1959)
49. Maurice Herzog (ANNAPURNA 40 weeks on list, last on list 10/25/1953)
50. David Wroblewski (THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE 39 weeks on list, last on list 03/22/2009)
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