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10 Books We Can’t Believe Actually Exist

Magazine 13 rounded up some of the most awkward books ever. Like Down Home Gynecology. Oh no. Please don’t tell me. I don’t even want to know. Check out a few of the titles we can’t believe actually exist.

Frisky Q&A: Lionel Shriver, Author Of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

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One of the best perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to interview people who admire. Interviewing the author Lionel Shriver, whose Orange prize-winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin — the film starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller, that is currently in theaters — was one of the best experiences of my career. Keep reading »

5 Genres Of Books To Try Reading In 2012

New Year, New You
Everything you need to kick 2012 off right. Read More »
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Author Jodi Picoult says book reviewers favor white men. Read More »
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New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. But what about our inner world? After we’ve found the perfect shade of red lipstick, cleaned out our closets, and told a passive-aggressive friend to chill out, what comes next? Well, I propose in 2012 that we try to expose ourselves to newer genres of literature we’ve never experienced before. It’s fine to read the blockbuster novel du jour that make the bestseller list — i.e. The Da Vinci Code, The Pillars of the EarthThe Hunger Games, etc. — but this year, why not try something new? Keep reading »

A 150 Pound Page-Turner

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not been happy with what you saw reflected back at you, 150 Pounds is the novel for you. Written by Kate Rockland, the book tackles a heady issue for many women — body image — through the perspectives of two authentic and often at-odds female bloggers, as they examine what the “right” message is to send women about weight. Rockland’s voice is funny and smart, and despite the girly cover, 150 Pounds avoids the usual chick lit tropes. Much like cupcake, you won’t be able to put it down. [$15.82, Amazon]

5 Self-Defense Books For Women (Who Want To Lose A Fight)

Ladies, it is time to chew bubblegum and to kick ass. And we are all out of bubblegum, kick, and ass! These are five self-defense books so bad that by the time you’re done reading them, you’ll be dead. Keep reading »

Eat This Book

Foodie Fight!
The trivia game for food nerds. Read More »
Sexy & Unsexy Food
Which T-Day foods we're hot for -- and which we're not. Read More »

Like Joey Tribiani (from “Friends,” duh), I’ve never met a sandwich I didn’t want to say “How you doin’?” to. I also have a thing for food porn, so the cooking/coffee table book Scanwiches is making my stomach grumble. Full of mouth-watering images of cut-open sandwich insides, like full-frontal food porn, the book also has recipes so you can make the, to now quote Tom Haverford, “sandoozles” yourself. [$19.95, Powerhouse Arena]

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