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I think Miss Piggy would demand that this page get some more love. The book was a national bestseller for a while, maybe even as long as a year.

A description of the contents and a general overview of the style would be helpful. Also, if anybody can find a reference that could speak to how popular the book was, that would be great -- maybe there's something in Jim Henson: The Works about it, or something on the web that you could find.

Is there a website that lists how long something was on the New York Times bestseller list? That would be cool. -- Danny (talk) 23:47, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

If someone has an account with the NY Times, their archive is searchable, but I can't see any of it without paying $5 per click. There's got to be an easier way. —Scott (talk) 05:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
I have access to the lists via Lexis-Nexis. I've got the raw data, though I'm having a little difficulty deciphering the numbering system, taken out of the chart format and just plunked in as text. Still, if we only want to note how long, that's fairly simple. May 1981, the book was a "runner-up" to the non-fiction list. June 28, it seems to have reached No. 7 in Non-Fiction, and the NY Times notes that it's doing "best in the West." By July 5, it was up to #4, then 6, 5, and more fluctuation in that area, eventually winding up around 10th and 13th place. If my math is correct, it seems to have been about 29 weeks, from June 28, 1981 to January 24, 1982. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 13:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh, that's fantastic, yay. I'm adding that to the page. If it turns out that you figure out different numbers, then we can put those in, but that's the best info we have now. -- Danny (talk) 14:03, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I just joined today after seeing this link up on "Articles That Need Help" section on the main page. I actually have this book sitting in front of me right now. Is there anything special you would like to know about it other than contents and style? Meltha 01:17, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
That would be great -- anything you want to add! -- Danny (talk) 02:20, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Maybe a slightly expanded summary of the book would be nice, in addition to the contents and style. If you look at something like "Before You Leap" it might give you a better feel for how other such books have been handled. And, like Danny said, anything else you think interesting to add would be great. -- Wendy (talk) 03:58, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

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