1977

 

The Top Ten Fiction Books
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien
(Edited by Christopher Tolkien)
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
Illusions: The Adventures of
a Reluctant Messiah
- Richard Bach
The Honourable Schoolboy - John Le Carré
Oliver's Story - Erich Segal
Dreams Die First - Harold Robbins
Beggarman, Thief - Irwin Shaw
How to Save Your Own Life - Erica Jong
Delta of Venus: Erotica - Anais Nin
Daniel Martin - John Fowles

The Top Ten Non-Fiction Books
Roots: The Saga of an
American Family
- Alex Haley
Looking Out for #1 - Robert J. Ringer
All Things Wise and Wonderful - James Herriot
Your Erroneous Zones - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The Book of Lists - David Wallechinsky,
Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace
The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway
- Charles Paul Conn
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the
Evolution of Human Intelligence
- Carl Sagan
The Second Ring of Power - Carlos Castaneda
The Grass Is Always Greener Over
the Septic Tank
- Erma Bombeck
The Amityville Horror: A True Story- Jay Anson

 

"When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."
- Richard Nixon, TV interview with David Frost

"This is the end of rock 'n' roll."
- Warner Brothers Records executive Bob Moore Merlis on the death of Elvis Presley

"Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time."
- Greeting in the language Armoy (a Chinese dialect), one of the 55 greetings from around the world included on the Voyager probes' audiovisual discs

 

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