August 28, 2006

"Not a Genuine Black Man" on SF Chronicle's Top 10 List

Brian Copeland's "Not A Genuine Black Man," his story about growing up black in lily white San Leandro, is number 9 in the San Francisco Chronicle's list of the top-10 best non-fiction best sellers in the Bay Area. The book, just likes his one-man show, is both moving and hillarious and Brian deserves its aclaim. If you haven't read it, make sure to get a copy.

There should be a signing at the San Leandro Public Library later this fall.

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On List NON-FICTION / BAY AREA
1 1 3 FIASCO, Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin; 496 pages; $24.95): A strong indictment of the war in Iraq, from planning to occupation, by the longtime Pentagon reporter at the Washington Post.
2 2 18 THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA, Michael Pollan (Penguin; 464 pages; $26.95): UC Berkeley Professor Michael Pollan examines what he considers America's unhealthy food culture and takes on some surprising targets.
3 3 2 THE FEMALE BRAIN, Louann Brizendine (Morgan Road; 279 pages; $24.95): A Bay Area doctor and UCSF scientist weighs in on the side of biology in the latest round of the scholarly gender wars.
4 6 3 I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, Nora Ephron (Knopf; 160 pages; $19.95): Fifteen short essays about aging and womanhood by the author of "Heartburn."
5 9 5 CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE, John Dean (Viking; 288 pages; $25.95): The Watergate conspirator-cum-political critic takes aim at social conservatism, arguing that it has claimed the mantle of conservatives' past while eschewing libertarian policies.
6 8 70 FREAKONOMICS, Levitt and Dubner (Morrow; 256 pages; $25.95): An economist and a New York Times columnist delve into the often-surprising explanations for current trends and everyday events.
7 5 6 THE LONG TAIL, Chris Anderson (Hyperion; 256 pages; $24.95): A theory of the future of commerce in which companies will thrive by selling "less of more."
8 - 22 MARLEY & ME, John Grogan (Morrow; 304 pages; $21.95): Memoir of the Philadelphia Inquirer's life with his irrepressible Labrador retriever.
9 - 1 NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, Brian Copeland (Hyperion; 272 pages; $22.95): Based on the longest-running one-man show in San Francisco history, this is Copeland's discussion of life as a black child (and, later, man) living in white suburbs.
10 - 1 THE QUANTUM ZOO, Marcus Chown (J. Henry; 200 pages; $24.95): A layman's guide to complex issues in contemporary science by the former radio astronomer and author of "The Universe Next Door."

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