New York Times Nonfiction Best-Seller List. Doesn't automatically make you think of Tori Spelling, does it?
But atop that prestigious list is exactly where Spelling's first memoir, sTORI Telling, lies, according to figures released yesterday by the national newspaper.
Taking into account the success of her Oxygen reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, the recent fervor over the new 90210 and Spelling's poignant, Joan Didion-reminiscent prose (or fluffy conversationalist style, whichever), this book has only been gathering steam since its March 11 release.
The 288-page tale of growing up Spelling has been on the Times' list for 14 weeks and, now in its 19th printing, was perched in second place last week.
And why not?
Among all the stories of political and economic woe out there, it looks as if lighthearted escape is popular these days. No. 3 on the list is E!'s own Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, and it's followed by humorist David Sedaris' latest tale of rib-tickling dysfunction, When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
Capitalizing on the success of her first authorial outing, Spelling is penning a follow-up to her No. 1 best-seller, due out next spring. The tentatively titled Mommywood will focus on her experiences as famous family woman and mommy to two young children.