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"We're living in a time of catastrophic change," says Cheryl Woodruff, senior editor at Ballantine Books, which sells a line of affies in supermarkets.
"It's almost like a religious revival," crows Andy Ross, owner of Cody's Books in Berkeley, Calif., where affies are among the top sellers.
In 1986, Hazelden licensed Harper San Francisco to market its affies in mainstream bookstores.
Schaef's "Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much," with 275,000 copies in the year ended this June, has made bundles of money for Harper San Francisco, where affies now account for a third of profits.
Joy ride: Since then other major publishers like Ballantine and Bantam have jumped on the gravywagon with affies of their own.