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Just let it happen: 'The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place'

If you've been talking to your clothes while folding them lovingly in an attempt to make your life more "tidy," you should take a long, hard look at yourself, according to author Jennifer McCartney. Her new book, "The Joy of Leaving Your Sh(ASTERISK)t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy" (Countryman, May 24) is the perfect guide to free yourself from the shackles of over-organization. McCartney encourages you to give in to your messier urges because being too clean is a sure sign of a dreadfully boring and uncreative personality.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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11 fall books we can't wait to read

I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there's a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I'm going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about 11 fall books I'm looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen's new memoir and Maria Semple's latest Seattle sendup, it's going to be hard to wait:

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Best-selling author John Sandford speaks to the Bee Book Club

Best-selling author John Sandford shares his book writing experiences with the Sacramento Bee Book Club.
José Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Best-selling author John Sandford speaks to the Bee Book Club 2:22

Best-selling author John Sandford speaks to the Bee Book Club

Sue Grafton on completing her 'Alphabet Series': 'I look forward to the freedom' 2:06

Sue Grafton on completing her 'Alphabet Series': 'I look forward to the freedom'

Video: Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how to change your habits 0:56

Video: Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how to change your habits

Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes flight with Sacramento fans 1:10

Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes flight with Sacramento fans