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The 22 Books Every Woman Needs To Read

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Walking into a bookstore can be overwhelming. And heaven forfend you go onto Amazon! There are so many books out there that it makes you wonder why they’re always saying the publishing industry is in its death throes. If you know you’re looking for a copy of The Hunger Games, then you’re golden, but lots of readers just like to browse for something good to read. That is, until we start ripping our hair out. 

I conferred with The Frisky staff and came up with a list of books we think every woman needs to read in her lifetime. We’ve got novels. We’ve got self-help. We’ve got cookbooks. We’ve got academic-y stuff. And we’ve all been changed for the better and felt a little less alone in life, thanks to this list right here… Keep reading »

Four Letters Across, Meaning Someone Who Is Geeky

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There’s nothing like a crossword puzzle to make you feel ever-so-slightly inadequate. Why can’t you recall — seven words down — the instrument used to kill Leon Trotsky? Why don’t you know — five words across — the most famous opera by Jules Massenet?  Go watch some more “Jersey Shore,” you fool … or pick up a new book of crossword puzzles, Word., designed for us younger folks and our pop cultural references. Brown University senior Natan Last is a three-time intern for famous puzzler Will Shortz and is the younger person ever to have a crossword published in The New York Times. Word. is is a collection of 144 puzzles on 21st century topics like “Mad Men,” ” South Park,” and hell even “The Powerpuff Girls” that mix high and low for some brain teasing fun. Consider this N-E-R-D all over it. [$8.58, Amazon]

That S**t Cray: Bitches In Bookshops

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Nerdy boy, he’s so slow/ Tuesday we started Foucault / He’s still stuck on the intro / He’s a no-go / Instead I had to kick him out my house / He mispronounced an author (Marcel Proust)

Oh my God, I’m dying. Two of my greatest loves — books and the Jay-Z/Kayne West album Watch The Throne — are now united as one in a supernova of nerdy fabulousness. Performers Annabelle Quezada and La Shea Delaney did their own take on “N*ggas In Paris” that’s an ode to reading — with lots of cameos from New York City bookstores. If you read so hard, libraries trying to find me, you’ll love it, too. [YouTube]

Dr. Drew Is Mansplaining Your Sexual Desires For You, “50 Shades Of Grey” Fans

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Dr. Drew Pinsky is utterly clueless about about bondage, dominance, and sadomascochism in relationships and has no business discussing them on national television. That is my conclusion after seeing Dr. Drew brought in as an “expert,” and yes those air quotes are intentional, on “The Today Show” recently to discuss the book 50 Shades Of Grey. As you may have heard, the explicit, erotic BDSM romance novel about a dominant/submissive relationship has become extremely popular with women across the country — slightly surprising considering how being whipped and spanked is not everyone’s cup of tea. I have not read 50 Shades myself yet, but I’ve read numerous other BDSM novels, short stories, and  true-life tales, and I’ve been in consensual submissive/dominant relationships since the age 18 or 19. So I can say with 110 percent confidence that he does not know what he is talking about and Dr. Drew actually did a huge disservice to women and men when he called the book “actual violence against women.” Keep reading »

What Are We Reading This Week?

The Frisky staff is not just good for updates on the contents of Snooki’s womb and baby sloth videos. We also, like, read books and know stuff. Here are the books we’ve been kicking back with this week (and losing sleep over). Make sure to tell us what you’re reading this week in the comments!

Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

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Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to move to Paris for work? Amy Thomas was a copywriter in New York City when one day her boss offered her a dream gig writing copy for Louis Vuitton — in the City of Lights. Sold! But unlike other ladies who’ve flown across the pond, Amy wasn’t looking for l’amour or even la mode. This sugar-freak intended to use her time in Paris snarfing sweets all the best patisseries and boulangeries, which she lovingly recaps in her foodie memoir, Paris, My Sweet: A Year In The City Of Light (And Dark Chocolate). If an Air France flight is not in your budget, Paris, My Sweet should satiate any cravings you might have … at least temporarily. [$10.19, Amazon]

Frisky Q&A: Lionel Shriver, Author Of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

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One of the best perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to interview people who admire. Interviewing the author Lionel Shriver, whose Orange prize-winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin — the film starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller, that is currently in theaters — was one of the best experiences of my career. Keep reading »

5 Genres Of Books To Try Reading In 2012

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New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. But what about our inner world? After we’ve found the perfect shade of red lipstick, cleaned out our closets, and told a passive-aggressive friend to chill out, what comes next? Well, I propose in 2012 that we try to expose ourselves to newer genres of literature we’ve never experienced before. It’s fine to read the blockbuster novel du jour that make the bestseller list — i.e. The Da Vinci Code, The Pillars of the EarthThe Hunger Games, etc. — but this year, why not try something new? Keep reading »

Why Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

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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 »

5 Ways To Get More Culture In 2012

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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 »

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