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The Real-Life Motivation Behind Stieg Larsson’s Books

I’ve dubbed this summer “The Summer of Stieg” because half of the world and I have our noses buried in one of the books from Stieg Larsson’s crime trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. It’s become a rarity to see someone reading anything else. I mean, there’s a reason why 30 million copies have been sold and Hollywood blockbusters are in the works—the books are a force of nature. It’s rare to see a man write so passionately about Nazism and women’s issues. I’m about to start the third book in the series, and it’s a little sad because I know there will be no more Steig Larsson books—he passed away in 2004. He was only in his early 50s. There is a silver lining, though. I came across an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released memoir Stieg Larsson, My Friend, written by Kurdo Baski, and it looks like we may finally get answers about the real-life event which motivated Stieg to tackle the subject of violence against women. The secret story after the jump. Keep reading »

Lauren Conrad Wants To Give You Fashion Advice

When Lauren Conrad became a writer we could feel the collective cringe from the literary community. But now she’s mixed her writing talents with fashion sense, as the reality TV star plans to tell the world her style secrets. This makes more sense to us. After all, the girl can dress. By fall of 2010, you too can look just like her after reading Lauren Conrad Style. “I think fashion should be fun and reflective of who you are,” said Lauren. “When you wear clothes you feel good in, it shows in everything you do. I know this guide will offer simple, practical tips to help anyone look fabulous.” Uh-huh. In between the pages, she’ll share the tricks to dressing just like her as well as never-seen-before shots. What do you think? Will you take fashion advice from Lauren and purchase her book? [People] Keep reading »

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