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Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a quick and fast friendship, which informed the intimate nature of the photographs Linn was able to snap of Smith and her various friends and lovers. Her photographs are a stirring chronicle of Smith’s pre-fame life, and a quiet glimpse into a true artistic collaboration.

[$24.95 Amazon.com]

What Are We Reading This Week?

I can’t be the only one thrilled that a few days off work means I have time to sink my teeth into a good book. Actually, it’s more like “a pile of good books that has been accumulating next to my bed while I rot my brain on the boob tube.” I can’t wait to put on my comfiest socks, cozy up with a blanket (and a cat!), and read the days away while my turkey-belly bloat subsides.

What will you be reading this holiday weekend? Anything good to recommend? Let us know in the comments!

Diablo Cody Says “Sweet Valley High” Movie Will Be “Wonderfully Nostalgic”

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“I want it to be wonderfully nostalgic. I want it to be to the ’80s what ‘American Graffiti’ was to the [early] ’60s. I want it to be looking back on a really cool time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses. That’s my plan.”

Diablo Cody talks about her upcoming film adaptation of the Sweet Valley High teen book series. I am basically losing my mind over this. I still read SVH on the beach during the summer and am still pissed about that ’90s TV series hack job. Bring on the lariat necklaces! The blue-green eyes the color of the Pacific! The perfect size 6 figures! Bring me the Wakefield twins as they were meant to be! [Indiewire]

Holy Sex! A Catholic Guide To Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving

Sometimes insanity strikes from unlikely locations. For instance, this is a book about Catholics having sex, and what’s more normal than that? They reproduce like gremlins in a pool — and between nuns, school uniforms and Carmen Miranda, Catholics dominate the sexy costume industry. Keep reading »

Buzz Lightyear And Other Things That Don’t Belong In Your Butt

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Thanks to the new book, Stuck Up! 100 Objects Inserted And Ingested In Places They Shouldn’t Be, we now know that a Buzz Lightyear action figure should not go exploring inside an anus. Wait, I thought we already knew that? How did Buzz get up in there — feet first! — anyway? Forget it, I don’t want to know. I just want to gawk. This funny/weird/disturbing collection of X-rays of things that don’t belong in the human body will make you think twice before putting an iPhone in your vagina or a pair of bronzed baby shoes up your ass. [TMZ]

The Economics Of Kim Kardashian

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Ever wonder how celebs get so stinkin’ rich? (I mean, Nicolas Cage owns a friggin’ island.) And why the heck were those kids from “16 & Pregnant” on the cover of the tabloids for, like, a whole year? It might seem like it defies explanation, but it doesn’t.  In her new book Celebrity, Inc., gossip reporter Jo Piazza shares the behinds-the-scenes machinations that line famous people’s pockets with the green. She knows firsthand why celebs make bank for acting, selling baby photos, tweeting, and endorsing products they might not even have used. Even if you’re not into reading about celeb gossip, the economics of showbiz are fascinating. [$9.99 for Kindle, Amazon]

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