Check out this fun website, where you can look up the New York Times bestsellers (fiction and non-fiction) from the week you were born. Here's my list (July 17, 1974):
1 WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
2 JAWS by Peter Benchley
3 CASHELMARA by Susan Howatch
4 TINKERTAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by John le Carré
5 THE FAN CLUB by Irving Wallace
6 THE DOGS OF WAR by Frederick Forsyth
7 THE SNARE OF THE HUNTER by Helen MacInnes
8 BURR by Gore Vidal
9 I HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME by Margaret Craven
10 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin
A little known fact is that the fiction bestseller from the week you are born has a great deal to say about the sensitive, burgeoning personality you will have as you grow up. For me, the best selling story of a psychic rabbit prophet together with his closest friends on an epic fantasy journey... well... it's pretty easy to see that this book is clearly responsible for my current personality and preferences in life.
Now... you do it! Leave your top bestseller and what that says about you in the comments!