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Meet Catherine Wolters, The Real-Life Alex Vause From “Orange Is The New Black”

If you read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black or binge-watched the Netflix adaptation (and who hasn’t done that?), chances are you have wondered about the real-life woman…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Donna Tartt Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize For The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch — a favorite in The Frisky’s office — is the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. All the more reason to read…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson On RAINN, Rape Culture & Consent

Every year, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, when many of us participate in Take Back The Night speak-outs and marches to raise awareness about sexual violence in our communities.

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Are We Really Surprised That James Franco Has No Space On His Bookshelf For Women Writers?

James Franco, in addition to being an actor, performance artist, director and avid Instagrammer, is a writer of both fiction and poetry. He’s a big reader too — he’s currently…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Frisky Q&A: Great Author Sara Benincasa Talks Young Adult Fiction, Zelda Fitzgerald & Women In Comedy

A show of hands: who had to read The Great Gatsby in school?

Most of us, right? You’re probably overly familiar with the tale of Jay Gatsby and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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
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