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Lauren Conrad Or Laura Bush: Who’s Got The Worst Case Of Crazy Eyes?

Oh, look, Laura Bush in her memoir Spoken From The Heart and Lauren Conrad in her style manual Style have the same blind book designer doing their cover art.

Scary! Tell us, who wore the “crazy eyes” look better, Laura or L.C.? Keep reading »

First Look: Lauren Conrad’s New Style Book

While some writers struggle for years to publish just one book, Lauren Conrad’s already proudly penned not one, not two, but four. The first three, titled L.A Candy, Sweet Little Lies, and Sugar and Spice are a thinly veiled novels about her life in L.A., but the fourth focuses on what Lauren seems to know best: fashion. Aptly named Lauren Conrad Style, the book plans to divulge tips on how to dress just like LC, including tips like getting clothes tailored to fit your body. While you wait for her scintillating advice, here’s a first look at the cover of her latest creation, which you’ll find on shelves come October. While it’s sparse, with a simple white background, her deep gaze looks intense. For a book that’s all about fashion, there’s almost none on the actual cover, except for an elegant bun and Lauren’s cat-eye makeup. [Amazon via FabSugar] Keep reading »

Is A Super Scandalous Memoir Written By An Iranian Groupie Too Dangerous To Publish?

Roxana Shirazi is a 30-something London gal who has an MFA in fine arts and lectures on gender and identity. But before she was on the lecture circuit, she was a rock ‘n’ roll groupie. She’s even written a memoir—like Pamela Des Barres’ I’m With The Band, only racier—about her shocking sexcapades with bands like Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue, and Velvet Revolver. Tidbits from her tell-all include performing vaj tricks for Tommy Lee, a boring dinner date with Nikki Six, and a love affair with and pregnancy by Guns N’ Roses’ Dizzy Reed. He made her get an abortion. Holy crap! Sounds like this page-turner has all the makings of an international best seller. Only problem? Shirazi’s book The Last Living Slut: Born In Iran, Bred Backstage had most agents and editors too skittish to publish it. Keep reading »

James Cameron Sued By Unpublished Sci-Fi Romance Author

Avatar” was a mega-money maker for all involved, but author Kelly Van seems to think she was left out of the pay day to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars. Why? She claims that James Cameron stole ideas from her unpublished sci-fi romance novel, Sheila the Warrior: the Damned. She’s filed a copyright lawsuit against the filmmaker, stating that the characters, setting, plot, sound, visual effects, and total concept of “Avatar” are similar to her book which is about people from Earth who travel to another planet called “Tibet.” I wonder how she came up with that name? Very creative. Keep reading »

The Lost Girls Are My New Heroes


Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbet, and Amanda Pressner—aka “The Lost Girls”—were just typical 20-something New York City gals. Until four years ago, they made a life-changing decision to leave their media jobs, apartments, and boyfriends behind to embark on a 60,000 mile, year-long sojourn around the world. Their goal? To venture off the beaten path and make due without the usual creature comforts. In fact, they stuck to a strict budget of $30 a day. “The state of being lost,” Jennifer says, “means that you’re ready to make some kind of change, to do some deeper examination of who you really are as a person and who you’d like to become.” Holly adds, “Travel is one deliberate, rewarding way to get that process started.” Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Beach Read Recommendations

With summer right around the corner, we could all use some book recommendations. So, in exchange for a chance to win Emily Giffin’s latest novel, Heart of the Matter, we asked you to share your favorite beach reads. Click through to see which two comments we picked as winners! Keep reading »

Tyra Banks Writing Young Adult Novel Where Models Can Do Magic, Or Something

Remember how Tyra Banks hinted that the reason she was ending her talk show was because she wanted to try out other forms of media and everyone assumed she meant movies? Well, she may have meant that, but she also is interested in writing. That’s right, TyTy is releasing her first book and the subject matter is something familiar to her — and us. Modelland is a young adult fantasy novel that is described as Harry Potter meets “America’s Next Top Model.” Tyra is a wizard for figuring out that such a ridonculous idea is even possible! Keep reading »

Learn To Kiss Like Your Grandma

Not everyone has a grandmother who gives good advice on kissing and sexy times, but that’s where The Art Of Kissing: Tips & Techniques From The 1930s comes in handy. This unintentionally funny book will surely cause laughter, but it also provides wisdom, such as this tip: “First of all, it is necessary to explain that, although an act can be painful, it can still be pleasurable.”

Don’t Mess With The Bronte Sisters

Here’s an idea for how to get students more interested in authors like the Brontë sisters (Anne, Emily, and Charlotte), whose novels are normally only read when they’re forced upon kids in school: Turn old, dead writers into action figures! This fake commercial makes the Brontës seem downright tough, like WWE wrestlers. [via The Gloss] Keep reading »

Q&A: Molly Ringwald On Confidence, Beauty, And Blane Vs. Duckie

Back in the ’80s, Molly Ringwald inspired us all to sew our own prom dresses and to lust after the hot senior, even though he had a girlfriend and we’d barely spoken. Um, thanks? Luckily, Molly has some much better life advice to share in her new book, Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick. Molly recently turned 40 and is now a mother of three, and in the book she shares lots of hilarious personal anecdotes. After the jump, The Frisky sits down with Molly and finds out her thoughts on crossing the 40-line, why being a redhead is awesome, and why she still would choose Blane over Duckie. Keep reading »

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