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]
We would read Simon Doonan’s grocery list if he published it. Fortunately the Barney’s creative director writes much, much more compelling reading! His new book is Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, a diet guide spoof of Why French Women Don’t Get Fat, that dippy book that suggested we all eat leek soup (and nothing else). Simon Doonan suggests America’s obesity problem is tied to all the macho male chefs cutting big slabs of steak meat. So how are the gays losing weight? By only eating “gay food” — sushi and macarons, of course. That’s the gay diet? Sign us up. [$15.49, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
You know that part in “There’s Something About Mary” where Matt Dillon’s character says he wants to “slow things down, read more books, see more movies”? I have that same thought a lot, usually when guilty pleasures have been hogging up my available brainspace. Where does all the time go? Will I ever finish that pile of books next to my bed? Why do I watch so many “Chelsea Lately” reruns instead?
I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I do have a bunch of great suggestions of blogs and podcasts to check out to eke a little more culture into your life to balance all that “Jersey Shore” viewing. No, the half-an-episode the gang spent sight-seeing around Italy doesn’t count. Keep reading »
One of The Frisky’s favorite posts this summer was when we we asked readers to tell us their favorite books. We were blown away by the diverse and wonderful reads that have made you laugh, cry, think, and get very little sleep, which you have been so kind to share with us. As 2011 rounds to a close, we asked you to tell us your favorite book that you read this year — and boy, did you deliver. Click through for all the books you loved in 2011 and the rest of us will be reading in 2012!
It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That’s only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff is constantly lending our most loved books, swapping recommendations, and just in general being big-ass nerds. We’re not the kinds of blog that keeps you up-to-date on all the best new books that were published in 2011. But we can keep you in the loop about the best books we loved to pieces in 2011 and we think you will love them, too.
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Good to know we can still say the word “titty” after we poop one out. Stay tuned for the follow-up book, How Soon Until I Can Drink Again? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »