Posts tagged "book"

Young Author Cashes In On Her Book That Happens To Have The Same Name As A New Stephen King Novel

A Brooklyn-based author is having a pretty solid week, thanks to Stephen King. Yes, we’re talking about THE Stephen King. Emily Schultz published her debut novel, Joyland, eight years ago, but hasn’t seen much success from it until recently, when literary heavyweight King released a novel with the same name. Now, thanks to all of…

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 25, 2014

These Book Sculptures Give Pages A Life Of Their Own

I know some of my fellow bibliophiles balk at the idea of cutting pages, but I have a real soft spot for book art. What I love most about these evocative sculptures by Malena Valcárcel is their suggestion that something within each book is alive. Check out more book sculptures on The Mary Sue…

By: The Mary Sue / February 24, 2014

Read Your Books And Feel Them Too With “Sensory Fiction”

Anyone who’s ever read a Nicholas Sparks sobfest knows that even simple books are capable of eliciting major emotional reactions, but thanks to MIT researchers and a project called “Sensory Fiction,” books might soon be able to make you feel much more than that. Like, really feel it. Their new “wearable book” aims to replicate…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 29, 2014

Kate Gosselin’s New Cookbook Fail

Kate Gosselin has probably been working harder than she ever has in her entire life to promote her ridiculous cookbook, but it hasn’t been working out too well for her. According to current sales information, the book (titled “Love Is In The Mix”) is at #3,105 on the Amazon Bestseller List, and the reviews for…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / October 12, 2013

Lea Michele Inexplicably Lands A Book Deal For Her “Memoir,” I Am Baffled

You know who definitely does not need a memoir? Lea Michele. And yet! Harmony Books, a Random House division, disagrees. That’s right: Brunette Ambition, the “Glee” actress’s “part memoir, part how-to and part style guide,” will hit shelves next spring. In other news, everything is terrible and Lea Michele continues to prove that she i…

By: Rachel Krause / May 23, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Sarah Erdreich On Her Book Generation Roe

Forty years after the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions is still a hotbed of discussion in state legislatures and a target of lawmakers.  Outside of these state capitals, talking about abortion is still largely taboo.

Sarah Erdreich is trying to open up a…

By: Sarah Gray / April 14, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Amy Ephron Is My Mentor, And She Really Likes Cee-Lo Green’s Watch

I love when great opportunities just boink me in the head. One day my friend Liz asked me if I was looking for work. She was assisting a lovely writer but got a great job opportunity elsewhere that she couldn’t refuse. Would I like to take her place? That writer was Amy Ephron. I called her, we…

By: Almie Rose / December 2, 2012

Fashion, From The Beginning

Ever wonder what made peplums such an enduring trend while men’s powdered wigs fell by the wayside? Me too. That’s why I’m obsessing over a new compendium of the history of fashion and costume from the Smithsonian. Titled Fashion; The Definitive History Of Costume and Style, this massive volume covers sartorial trends from the ancient…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2012

I Want To Be Her, Too

Andrea Linett used to be an editor (and co-founder!) at Lucky, and before that, she was an editor at Sassy magazine, The Greatest Magazine Of All Time if you ask anyone in the 18 to 45 demo. Now she’s written a book, based off her blog of the same name, called I Want To Be

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2012

I Am Andrea Crews — And So Are You!

Earlier today, I was minding my own business doing some Internet trolling, when I happened upon a friend of a friend’s website. Andrea Crews isn’t a person, though, it’s an art collective, with fashion, music and performance. Now they’ve created a book that encapsulates everything the diverse collective represents. With contributions from Twin and Twin,…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 19, 2012

Putting The “Fun” Back In Dysfunction

Okay, so maybe I’m a little biased, considering The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac happens to be by sometime-Man Panel contributor and friend Kris D’Agostino, but actually? This book is really good. The story of an aimless stoner and his crumbling family, Almanac follows misanthropic preschool teacher Calvin Moretti as he chronicles his father’s illness, hi…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2012

Hanging Out With Mindy Kaling

Even the title of Mindy Kaling‘s new book of essays is relatable: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). I’ve totally been there, too, girl. Now all of us can hang out with “The Office” writer/actress any time we want. With her trademark wit and intellect, Mindy shares stories about her immigrant parents, performing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

10 Signs She’s Just Not That Into You

Guys can be just as clueless as women when it comes to reading the signs, especially since women have their own set of subtle brush-off techniques. After countless boring dates and awkward interactions, we’ve decided to let you studs in on our secrets. We’ve cut through the BS and compiled the signs that she’s just…

By: Simcha / January 7, 2011

A First Tome For The Late Alexander McQueen

If you’re a lover of fashion, a historian, or an Alexander McQueen fan, then this is a book you’ll need to own. The fashion world has mourned the loss of McQueen, but now it’s time to celebrate his memory, as the very first book following his untimely death is set to hit shelves very soon.

By: Bianca Posterli / April 14, 2010

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,…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 19, 2009

Stephenie Meyer Accused Of Plagiarizing Parts Of “Breaking Dawn”

These days, everyone and their mother is reading and writing about vampires. And apparently Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and lesser-known scribe Jordan Scott have “similar” vampy storylines. Scott is claiming that Meyer plagiarized main bits of Breaking Dawn from her novel The Nocturne, which was released in 2006. So what’s the beef?

By: Daniela Guernica / August 4, 2009

Buck-Wild Bushes: Secret Service Agents Dish About The Bush Twins In A Tell-All

At first glance, Jenna and Barbara Bush look like polite and proper daughters standing with their presidential parents, Laura and George W. But apparently the wholesome twosome were quite a rebellious pair. A new tell-all book reveals that Jenna and Barbara annoyed the bejeezus out of their secret service agents. And, sheesh, you know it&#8217…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 20, 2009

Tony Blair’s Wife Tells All

Accidents happen, even to good Catholics like the former-Prime Minister of the U.K.’s wife Cherie Blair. Her hubby isn’t the only one getting political — in interviews and in her book, the longtime birth control advocate pushes for the Church to embrace contraception. But that’s not the only thing she’s been pushing… In her gossipy…

By: Simcha / May 22, 2008