Gilbert Cruz
February 10, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Compared with last fall’s other celebrity memoirists, Billy Crystal looks downright mahvelous. According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks sales at 7,000-plus outlets nationwide, 700 Sundays sold 174,000 copies through Jan. 22. Still, he was summarily schooled by Frank McCourt, whose Teacher Man has moved 454,000 copies.

Alan Alda, NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED
(Random House, $24.95)
116,000 copies

Billy Crystal, 700 SUNDAYS
(Warner, $21.95)
174,000 copies

50 Cent with Kris Ex, FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT
(MTV/Pocket, $23)
64,000 copies

Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan, DEAN & ME
(Doubleday, $26.95)
90,000 copies

Mike Wallace with Gary Paul Gates, BETWEEN YOU AND ME
(Hyperion, $26.95)
64,000 copies

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