Something else that came to my attention via Facebook. Enter your birth date, and the website BibliOZ.com will flag up the New York Times bestsellers from the week of your birth.
I was amused to find the following featured in my birth date bestseller list:
Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
The Secret of Santa Vittoria – Robert Crichton
The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
Giles Goat Boy – John Barth
The Adventurers – Harold Robbins
Human Sexual Response – Masters & Johnson
With Kennedy – Pierre Sallinger
The Search for Amelia Earhart – Fred Goerner
Flying Saucers: Serious Business – Frank Edwards
Get your birthday bestseller list here
Valley of the Dolls is high art compared to what was at #1 when I was born – the novelisation of Return of the Jedi…
Yes, they knew how to write books in my day!!
This is fun, Fran, thanks! Thor Heyerdahl was bestselling with Kon-Tiki the day I was born. As was Ernest Hemingway, who of course at that point was still alive!