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Happy 86th Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Today is the 86th birthday of one of the most beloved writers of our generation, Maya Angelou!  The Wake Forest University professor is perhaps most famous for her 1969 memoir

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Soapbox: “Divergent” Is A Bible-Thumping Disaster

Spoilers ahead!

“Divergent,” which opens today, has been hailed as either the next “Hunger Games” or as a massive “Hunger Games” ripoff. It is both, but where it…

Veronica Wrath | March 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Refusing To Review Books Marketed To One Gender Is Counterproductive

The British newspaper The Independent announced yesterday that it would no longer be reviewing any book that was specifically marketed at one gender. While their announcement certainly did its job…

Lilit Marcus | March 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Photographer Creates Gorgeous Images To Document His Love Of Reading

I’ve been in such a hibernating, antisocial bookworm mode lately that I barely leave my bed except when it’s absolutely necessary. These days (at least until the weather warms up),…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Report: Lindsay Lohan Signing $1 Million Book Deal For Her Memoirs

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly poised to sign a $1 million book deal for her memoirs,  AKA  journals that she kept during her most recent stint in rehab.  No, I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

What’s The Most Widely Read E-Book In Your State?

I am getting a Kindle Paperwhite for my upcoming birthday (!!!), so it’s time to step up my e-book game. I’ve been noodling the idea of joining Scribd or Amazon

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: To Pee Or Not To Pee (In The Shower) & Other Cleaning Conundrums Solved By Jolie Kerr, Author Of My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag

“Cleanliness” is such relative concept that hardly anyone thinks of herself as a dirty person. We all believe we’re neat and clean enough, because, well, it’s our B.O., sandwich crumbs,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

These Pictures Of Kids Reading To Rescue Cats Will Melt Your Heart

It’s too cute, I can’t handle it: the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, invites children in from first through eighth grade to visit the shelter and read to

Claire Hannum | February 12, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Lena Dunham’s Book Has A Cover & Release Date Now

Only eight more months until Lena Dunham’s debut book is published: Lena announced on her Instagram today that Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

You know Avital Norman Nathman as the columnist behind Mommie Dearest, our feminist parenting column. But Avital is also the “mom” of her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 29, 2014 - 9:30 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2013 - 9:00 am

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950’s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Professors Tested Fifty Shades Of Grey Library Book & Discovered It Has Herpes

Everyone makes fun of me at the office for being a germophobe. But read this story and tell me I’m wrong: professors in Belgium ran toxicology and bacteriology tests on…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 9:20 am

Contain Your Excitement: “What Does The Fox Say” Is Going To Be A Book!

If you haven’t seen Ylvis’s “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)” music video yet, stop what you’re doing right now and watch it. I’ll wait. You could call it…

Claire Hannum | November 12, 2013 - 9:20 am

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, A Jane Austen Victorian Airbrushing Scandal!

Jane Austen is the newest face on Britain’s 10 pound note.  Yay feminism, right?  Well, hold your horses, sister suffragette, because now Austen’s biographer is howling about an airbrushing scandal.

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 11:20 am

Frisky Q&A: Anna Holmes, Editor Of The Book Of Jezebel

If you are a lady of a certain age with an Internet connection, chances are you read Jezebel.com. In fact, you might be on it right now.  The blog launched…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Warsan Shire Is London’s First Ever Young Poet Laureate

Warsan Shire, 24, has just become London’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. The Kenyan-born Somali poet writes about both English and African culture, exploring war, sex, culture, love, and everything in

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

“The Bachelor”‘s Courtney Robertson Writing Memoir

Courtney Robertson, season 16 winner of “The Bachelor” with Ben Flajnik, landed a book deal for a memoir called I Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends: Confessions Of A Reality

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2013 - 10:40 am
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