Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' is a best seller; Colleen Hoover retakes No. 1

While Colleen Hoover's "It Starts With Us" returns to the top spot this week, a notable comic makes his triumphant return to USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. Jerry Seinfeld 's “The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book” (Simon & Schuster, 352 pp.) debuts this week at No. 55.

The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the comedian's popular streaming series, which debuted in 2012 on Crackle but later found a new home on Netflix. Over the series' 84 episodes, Seinfeld has interviewed some of the world's funniest people, including Larry David, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and dozens more to talk – over coffee and in cars, of course.

"Good coffee is my drink, but I will drink any coffee," Seinfeld, 68, told USA TODAY's Erin Jensen in an interview.

"The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book," by Jerry Seinfeld.
"The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book," by Jerry Seinfeld.

"I knew that 'Seinfeld' was going to be a hit," the star and co-creator says. "I didn't know how, in what way, but I knew people were ready for a show where people talked differently."

But with “Comedians in Cars,” Seinfeld says the project was so personal, he wasn't sure how it would be received. "There's this other side of my life that was about just hanging out with these crazy people and was just as great for me as the career part.”

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Nora Roberts' 'The Choice' brings closure

Nora Roberts, who has more than 300 USA TODAY bestsellers (including books under her pen name J.D. Robb), continues to dominate the bestsellers list, this time with her fantasy series "The Dragon Heart Legacy."

Her latest installment, "The Choice" (St. Martin's Press, 448 pp. pp.), is the highest fiction debut this week at No. 2. The third and final book in her series finds a the defeated dark god Odran still casting a shadow over the magical world of Talamh, and Breen preparing for one final battle.

The first two books in the series,  "The Awakening" and "The Becoming," debuted at No. 5 and No. 2 respectively.

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