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Confession: Elizabeth Gilbert Is My Guilty Pleasure

Confession: Elizabeth Gilbert Is My Guilty Pleasure
Defending Chick Lit
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When I was in high school, I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and I was like, “eh.” Ever since then, every time I’ve read stories and books about women awakening to their strength and becoming empowered in their womanhood, I’ve had exactly the same reaction (and to be fair, I have the same feelings about the bildungsroman in general, regardless of gender). Except once.

It’s been hard for me to put my finger on what I love so much about Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, or what I love so much about Elizabeth Gilbert in general. Here are my top three books: Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski, and Antoine de Saint-Éxupery’s The Little Prince — stories that, at heart, are about atrocities and devastating loss and how people or characters cope with the aftermath. Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Edan Lepucki’s California, Go On A Voyage With Jenny Lewis & Make Parmesan Lemon Zucchini

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Edan Lepucki's California, Go On A Voyage With Jenny Lewis & Make Parmesan Lemon Zucchini

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

4 Lost Dr. Seuss Stories Coming Out

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Horton heard a Who—and his ears might be ringing right now with the news that he’s about to make a comeback. Random House is republishing four Dr. Seuss stories on Sept. 9 that haven’t been seen since the 1950s, when they first made their appearance in Redbook magazine. Read more on Newser…

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Travels With Casey, See “Boyhood” & Drink Whiskey Lemonade

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Travels With Casey, See "Boyhood" & Drink Whiskey Lemonade

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

5 Lady Comic Memoirs, Ranked (Spoiler: #1 Is Not Bossypants)

5 Lady Comic Memoirs, Ranked (Spoiler: #1 Is Not Bossypants)

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and it’s coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.

(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It’s also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy’s.) Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Graduates In Wonderland, Watch “They Came Together” & Bake The Best Cookies Ever (Yes, Ever)

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

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