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7 Delicious Pieces Of Life Advice From Julia Child

One of my best talents is reading buzzed-about books 5-10 years after they come out. If you’re ever browsing at a bookstore and a woman nudges you in the arm to whisper conspiratorially about a great new author she just discovered named David Foster Wallace, well, that’s probably me. In keeping with my late-to-the-literary-party theme, a couple weeks ago I read Julia Child’s memoir, My Life In France. Yes, the book that came out in 2006 and was turned into a movie 5 years ago. Have you read it? It’s so, so good.

The whole time I was reading My Life In France, I had a goofy grin plastered on my face. It’s such a lovely, joyful book. The amazing food descriptions, her playful relationship with her husband, the gorgeous imagery of Paris, her dogged determination to become the best chef she could be — everything about it inspired me and soothed my soul. By the time I finished, I was such a Julia fangirl that I printed out an 8×10 photo of her and hung it in a blue glitter frame over my desk. Here are some specific quotes from the book that are going to stay with me at least as long as the weight I gained from eating cheese while reading it: Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “West Side Story,” Read Defending Jacob & Make Fancy-Pants Marshmallows

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "West Side Story," Read Defending Jacob & Make Fancy-Pants Marshmallows

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!
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11 Books For All The Issues You’re Tackling In 2014

11 Books For All The Issues You're Tackling In 2014

The new year has officially begun, which means that self-improvement starts today, right now! That’s where it gets tricky — putting all your lofty ambitions in action. Endeavoring to eliminate kettle cooked potato chips from your diet is hard, especially when your office manager keeps them fully stocked at all times. But at least you know what you generally need to do to make it happen: come to work early and set the chip cupboard on fire. But what if you’re aspiring for a bigger, trickier change? You might need to stop being hung up on that guy that you’ve been obsessing about for the last eight years or figure out why you’re so ashamed that you apologize every time you sneeze. What does this kind of self-improvement entail? Sometimes the first step is research. These books will help you dip a toe into the unique and complex issues you’re hoping to dive headfirst into this year. Godspeed! Keep reading »

This Children’s Book Illustration Is The Dirtiest Thing I’ve Seen All Week

Since I began working at The Frisky, it’s safe to say my mind has taken a permanent vacation in the gutter: I see phallic clouds, vaginal-looking sandwiches and the number 69 is everywhere. So when someone else stumbles upon something unintentionally inappropriate, I smile wide and remember that I’m not alone in this dirty, dirty world. Take for example, this children’s book illustration, which was posted to Reddit by an appalled parent. Keep reading »

2013: The Year In Books We Couldn’t Put Down

We spent a good portion of 2013 with our noses in books. So. Many. Books. But these are the ones we really couldn’t tear ourselves away from.

First Look: Ben Affleck As Nick Dunne In “Gone Girl”

First Look: Ben Affleck As Nick Dunne In "Gone Girl"

Gone Girl was one of my favorite page-turners of the last few years, so I’m among the many excited that Gillian Flynn’s book is being adapted for the big screen. Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck are starring as trouble married couple Amy and Nick Dunne and the film is being directed by the incredible David Fincher. Yesterday, this first still was tweeted by 20th Century Fox, showing Affleck as Nick in front of a missing person’s poster with Pike as Amy on it. I’m a litttttle unsure about Affleck being right for this role — he’s just a better director than actor, let’s face it — but hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised. [Huffington Post]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On “Sons Of Anarchy,” Read Kindred & Make Mulled Wine

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On "Sons Of Anarchy," Read Kindred & Make Mulled Wine

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!
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8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped On Classic Books

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The whole “don’t judge a book by its cover” thing came about for good reason: The people who design book covers often don’t even read the books. Who has the time? Now, you wouldn’t think this would be a problem when designing the cover for a classic everyone is familiar with — you don’t have to know how to read to know what, say, The Wizard of Oz or 1984 is about.

So when those classic books fall into the hands of the rare cover artist who somehow has no idea what’s going on, that’s when hilarity ensues. See all 8 covers on Cracked…

What I Really Want: Jessica’s Christmas List

What I Really Want: Jessica's Christmas List

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.

Name: Jessica

Age: 29

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favorite Book: The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green

Signature Drink: A honeybee (rum, lemon juice and honey!)

Primary Interests: Reading, documentaries, Pinterest, feminism, Starbucks, sex, polka dots, baby pandas, Clive Owen.

What I Really Want:

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“The Fault In Our Stars” Movie Poster Is Out And It’s Perfect And Everyone Is Crying

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Shailene Woodley has been cast as Hazel in "The Faul In Our Stars." Read More »
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Buzzfeed got ahold of the beautiful movie poster for the upcoming film adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, and if you’ve read the book, it’s basically impossible to look at it for more than two seconds without sobbing uncontrollably (in a good way, kind of). Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are beyond perfect as Hazel and Gus. Seriously, this is exactly how I imagined these characters. See the image in all its uncropped glory and join the worldwide crying party after the jump! Keep reading »

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