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Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 2nd 2008

BOOKS

  • The American Wife
    What’s dirtier than a romance novel? A thinly veiled novel about the First Lady and all her juicy indiscretions. From a secret abortion, to vehicular manslaughter, to worshiping the Washington Monument in her husbands pants, this American Wife will remind you of a certain woman in the White House. This novel shows Laura Bush is no married name misnomer as it delves into the protagonist’s predilections. From the soapy sounds of the excerpts we got our grubby hands on, Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld has composed yet another chick lit classic.
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    Japan Is For Lovers

    Sure, from square watermelons to batteries that run on pee, Japanese culture can seem a little backwards to us Americans. On Valentine’s Day, traditionally, Japanese women give the men they’ve had their eye on chocolates. Then a month later, on White Day, the men have the same opportunity to gift give. While the holiday pairing sounds middle school-style romantic, it doubles the amount of days singles want to die. But luckily, Tokyo-based cosmetics marketers Hime & Company understand that flying solo is hard to do. In addition to sick days and vacation, the sensitive CEO, Miki Hiradate, offers his employees paid leave after bad break ups: up to the age of 24, you get one day a year, 25-30 years of age get two days, 30 and up’s get three days, plus two extra mornings off for everyone to shop away their sorrows! It’s like the man knows we want to curl up and cry while surfing the internet for cute shoes. Keep reading »

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