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How To Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Every woman that’s looking to conquer the world knows you’ve got to fake it until you make it. And no, we’re not talking about fake hair, fake nails, or fake titties — we mean knowing how to fake like you’ve got your life totally under control. Whether it’s how to fake a clean bathroom for that sudden visit from your mom or how to fake short hair when you can’t commit to cutting (what, you can do that?!), Jennifer Byrne’s Fake It: More Than 100 Shortcuts Every Woman Should Know is your secret recipe for success. Lazy? Noooo! You’re just savvy! [$12.44, Amazon]

Adorable 89-Year-Old Grandpa Confesses Been Writing Romances Novels Under A Girly Pseudonym

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Jessica Blair

Sometimes when I’m reading stories on LitErotica.com, I feel like I can tell when a man has written a story and given himself a woman’s pseudonym. Some stories are just … different. They sound overly porn-y, involving words like pounding and ramming, and clearly what some horny dude thinks a woman’s experience of sex might be like. I think to myself, I see through your pseudonym, “Ashleigh St. Pierre!”

But Brits, of course, are a little more subtle. That must be why no one figured out that the romance novelist “Jessica Blair” was actually an 89-year-old grandpa and military veteran named Bill Spence. Keep reading »

Shailene Woodley Up For The Lead Role In “The Fault In Our Stars”

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  • Shailene Woodley is up for the role of Hazel in the big screen adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel The Fault In Our Stars. That book is SO GOOD. Seriously, go buy it this weekend and read it. You can thank me on Monday. [ONTD]
  • Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day … love of weed, that is! 2 Chainz got arrested yesterday for possession of marijuana and gamely took photos with the cops. [E! Online]
  • Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is headed to trial in May, meaning our long national nightmare might soon be over. [US Weekly]
  • Coach Taylor, I mean, Kyle Chandler is coming back to TV in a new Showtime drama called “The Vatican.”[Hollywood Reorter]
  • “Crash” star Thandie Newton has opened up about sexual abuse at the hands of casting directors when she was a teen girl. [Starpulse] Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Is Writing The Greatest Book In The World

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Suck it, Tina Fey! Feck off, Lena Dunham! Amy Poehler is here to write the greatest book in all the land. HarperCollins is publishing a memoirish “illustrated, non-linear diary” promising “true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons.” Uh, hello? Amy Poehler’s entire life is a life lesson: be best friends with Tina Fey, make adorable ginger babies, work with Adam Scott. Her book deal terms haven’t been disclosed, but whatever her publishers paid Miss Amy, it’s not nearly half as much as its worth. We must sit on our hands until 2014 for this masterpiece. Start your countdown clocks now. [AP] [Photo: Splash News]

If Jane Austen Had An iPad Cover…

If Jane Austen had an iPad today, she’d be tweeting about boys just like us. And she’d do it with this rad Pride And Prejudice iPad cover, which fits iPads versions 2, 3, and 4. The hardcover book board cover, layered with rubber inside, has been made by the oldest bookbindery in the United States  and features the original 19th century jacket art. Plus, it’s made with recycled materials. What’s there for a bookworm tech nerd not to love? [$50, Mental Floss]

The Most Amazing Connecticut Stereotypes In The New York Times‘ Candace Bushnell Profile

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No one would accuse Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell of being not-fancy. This is the woman, after all, who popularized Manolo Blahniks and finance fiancés named Mr. Big. But even I’ll admit this entire New York Times Magazine profile of Bushnell, whose book The Carrie Diaries, has just debuted as a CW drama, is “too much,” even for me, a looky-loo who likes to gawk at the lives of rich folks.

As a native Connecticut-ite, here are the most ridiculously stereotypical tidbits in the Candace Bushnell piece: Keep reading »

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Get Chaperoned To Book Club

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Once upon a time, when a respectable young lady traveled to the big, bad city, she was accompanied by a chaperone, lest anyone get the wrong idea about her virtue. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is a fictionalized tale about a Wichita woman in 1922 who was hired to accompany a 15-year-old Louise Brooks to New York City for the summer so the teen could attend a dance school. Only a few years later, Louise Brooks became a world famous silent film star. It’s a picturesque tale of that Great Gatsby-era when women bobbed their hair and rising hemlines had everyone in a tizzy. If you love the peek at the changing roles of women on “Mad Men” in the 1960s, you’ll love The Chaperone to see how roles were even changing for their mothers a generation before. [$26.95, Powells]

Lena Dunham’s Entire Book Proposal Posted Online

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  • Gawker has posted Lena Dunham’s $3.7 million book proposal in full. It’s filled with twee little drawings and twee little fonts and general twee-ness all around. And then, if you scroll three-fourths of the way down (after page 36), there’s a picture of some kind of barnyard animal pooping. No joke. [Gawker]
  • The Australian radio show DJs who prank called Kate Middleton’s hospital and were patched through to her private nurse have been taken off the air after the hospital employee responsible for putting through the call committed suicide in London. [Daily Mail UK]

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5 Perfect Gifts For … The Book Nerd

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the reading fanatic in your life… Keep reading »

Gifts For Picky Vegans
They're the worst, aren't they? Read More »
Gifts For The Gatsby Girl
Gifts for the vintage and retro addict! Read More »
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Book Vending Machine Called “Biblio-Mat” Is My New Reason For Living

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It Dispenses Books!

Anyone in Toronto want a feminist blogger for a new roommate? I’m nothing short of enamored by The Monkey’s Paw bookstore and it’s Biblio-Mat, a vending machine that dispenses books for $2 apiece. The Monkey’s Paw’s owner originally envisioned a large box with one of his employees inside, handing out books manually. Then a friend told him that constructing a real, mechanical vending machine would not be too difficult. The result is pretty damn cool: insert your money and the Biblio-Mat shoots out random second-hand books.  My only complaint is that the books it dispenses on the video don’t look too enticing. A biography of Lawrence Welk, anyone? [Open Culture]

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