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Glenn Beck's self-help (almost) bestseller

January 19, 2011 |  6:49 pm

Glennbeck_7wonders Glenn Beck is a popular culture powerhouse: He's got his show on Fox News, a nationally syndicated radio show and now, a new bestseller. Beck's new book, "The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life," written with Keith Ablow, M.D., is currently at No. 3 on Publishers Weekly's bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction, after being in stores for just over two weeks.

In the book, Beck alternates chapters with Ablow, a psychiatrist. Beck's chapters -- "My Darkest Moment," "Isn't There Anyone To Hate" -- seem to represent admission of faults and difficulties. These are then offset by Ablow's chapters, which describe the seven wonders of the book's title.

Those wonders, if you're wondering, are:

1. Courage

2. Faith

3. Truth

4. Compassion

5. Friendship

6. Family

7. Common Sense

"We believe that it was God’s plan for us to meet; that it was God’s plan for us to speak so openly with one another; and it was God’s plan that we share with you the seven wonders we discovered together," Beck writes. "We also firmly believe that it was God’s plan that this book now finds you at this exact moment in your life."

With that kind of encouragement, no wonder it's rising up the bestseller charts.

-- Carolyn Kellogg