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Like This, Love That: Your Music & Book Recommendations For The Week!

Like This, Love That: Your Music & Book Recommendations For The Week
Last Week's Recs!
Check out J. Cole's latest and J. Courtney Sullivan's new novel! Read More »

Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including Mavis Staples’ new album and Curtis Sittenfeld’s latest novel — after the jump! Keep reading »

Home Inspiration: 10 Crazy Cool Bookshelves

I am of the mind that there is no such thing as an ugly bookshelf. As long as it has books on it, preferably a few old ones that I can open and smell shamelessly, any collection of books — whether messy or organized, displayed on an antique or an IKEA — is beautiful. That being said, there is definitely such a thing as a bookshelf that is even more awesome than usual. I scoured the internet and found 10 examples of not-so-average bookshelves that I want in my house, like, now. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!

What Your Bookshelf Says
Ever wondered what your bookshelf says about your to potential paramours? Read More »

8 Horrendous Pieces Of Sex Advice From The Most WTF Book Ever Written

Dating Don'ts: Negging
Just say no to negging! Read More »
Sex Rules To Break
These sex rules are not worth following. Read More »
Cosmo Sex Advice
Can you tell the real advice from the fake BS we made up? Read More »

Amazon describes the little-known (thank God!) 1999 self-help book, The Rules For Getting Laid: Get The Sex You Want as an “outrageous, hilarious, politically incorrect book shows men the boneheaded mistakes they make in seducing women” and tells “readers the secrets no one else will have the guts to speak!” Well, that was putting it kindly. The Village Voice dug up a copy of the out-of-print book and combed through the pages for useful tips from authors David Graff  and Ray Schwartz (two men who clearly have never gotten laid). Spoiler: there weren’t any. But there are plenty of super offensive, misogynistic, bordering on stalker-ish/rape-y pieces of sex advice to get whipped up about. Let’s do that, shall we? After the jump, the worst, most awful, most WTF sex advice from the book that promises: “Feminist women and men will try to ban or burn this book!” Burn, burn, burn! Keep reading »

Like This, Love That: Your Music & Book Recommendations For The Week!

Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like this, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including J. Cole’s new album and Neil Gaiman’s latest — after the jump!
Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Jo Piazza, Author Of Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps

Bachelorette, Ep 1
Recapped the first episode of "The Bachelorette"
Desiree is not a "fantasy suite on the first date" type of girl. Read More »
Bachelorette, Ep. 2
Soulja Boy Makes Video With The Bachelorette
These fools made a rap video with Soulja Boy. Read More »
Black "Bachelorette"
Misee Harris
Dr. Misee Harris wants to be the first-ever black "Bachelorette." Read More »
Silly Diversity Ideas
What "The Bachelor" really needs is an A-cup or a freegan. Read More »
interview with Jo Piazza

Have you been watching every episode of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since way back? Us, too. Have you been just a little disappointed and confused and, oh why don’t I just say it, bitter at how much less shiny and magical actual romances are in real life? Us, too.  Have you ever acted like a coo-coo bananas bird after a breakup? US, TOO! Well, there’s a new book out this summer called Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps, written by Jo Piazza, a former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, that combines all of these topics!

We get mailed a lot of books that you could classify in the “chick lit” genre here at The Frisky. Amazon.com ain’t got nothing on us! Most of them I send straight to the giveaway pile, but every so often I’ll read one (preferably lying in the sun, with my pedicured toes in the sand) that’s smart and funny and shareable with friends. Love Rehab is that book. After the jump, Jo Piazza answered some questions for me via email about her best breakup tips and her thoughts on current “Bachelorette” Desiree! Keep reading »

Nominated CIA Deputy Avril Haines Is Into Some Sexy Stuff

We Suggest Erotica!
What If It Hadn’t Been "Fifty Shades of Grey" But One Of These Erotic Novels Instead?
We've got lots of erotic novels to recommend. Read More »
50 Shades Of Grey
This erotica book is sweeping the nation. Read More »
From Politics To Porn
Diana Pang Peng Dan
Meet Diana Pang, the Chinese porn star who is now in politics. Read More »

When the only other “Avril” the world has known is a time-warped punk star, what else did you expect, Mr. President? Apparently, the newly nominated deputy director of the CIA, Avril Haines, used to host Erotica Night at her Baltimore bookstore back in the ’90s. Haines co-owned Adrian’s Book Café in Fells Point and helped develop the monthly erotic gatherings, where guests would read aloud their sensuous tales over dinner.

What were these nights like, you’re wondering? Well, according to a 1995 Baltimore Sun article… Keep reading »

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