I have been using this little snippet to show the post count for site authors and it works great EXCEPT if the author has no posts, and then it shows some crazy 2000+ number (what's weirder is that it shows a different number each time).
The code I have been using is
<?php the_author_posts(); ?>
And you can see a dud example here http://dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com/author/amelieb/
Would love some help, thanks!