A basic top 5 this week, with two new titles perched at #1 and #2 — Mattera’s excoriation of the Hollywood elite and their backing of the president (not sure why the subtitle is framed the way it is, as he’s really just preaching to the choir), and a thoughtful look at the divisiveness that political leanings and faith can have in the microcosm of the family, not to mention in society writ large.


(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — March 25, 2012

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1. Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers

(Threshold, $25). By Jason Mattera

2. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

(Pantheon, $28.95). By Jonathan Haidt

3. Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin

4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

(Random House, $27). By Katherine Boo

5. Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

(Basic, $26). By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending March 18, 2012 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2012