Posts tagged "reading"

Four Letters Across, Meaning Someone Who Is Geeky

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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2012

That S**t Cray: Bitches In Bookshops

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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2012

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

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. A…

Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

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!

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2012

Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

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

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 experience…

Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2012

5 Genres Of Books To Try Reading In 2012

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.

Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2012

Why Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

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). Simo…

Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2012

5 Ways To Get More Culture In 2012

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…

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2012

The Frisky Staff’s Favorite Books Of 2011

It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That’s only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff is constantly lending our most loved books, swapping recommendations, and just in general being big-ass nerds. We’re not the kinds of blog that keeps you up-to-date…

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

Our Kind Of Parenting Book

Good to know we can still say the word “titty” after we poop one out. Stay tuned for the follow-up book, How Soon Until I Can Drink Again? [BuzzFeed]…

Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

Just Mindy Kaling And Bill Clinton Talking About Their Favorite Books, No Big Deal

In this clip from “The Today Show,” Ann Curry discusses favorite books with Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling, which is, yes, kind of a strange pair. You can tell Mindy is a little freaked out by the set up, and Ann is kind of a stone cold beyotch to Mindy, dissing her while she flirt…

Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2011

Panic Attacks, Explained In Cartoon Form

Here at The Frisky’s offices, one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2011 is Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, by the comedienne and all-around-awesome-lady Sara Benincasa. I love this girl for her balls-out honesty regarding her mental health struggles with agoraphobia and anxiety. Agorafabulous! is based on Sara’s one-woman show of the same name,…

Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2011

Reader Call-Out: What’s The Best Book You Read This Year?

‘Tis the season for end-of-year  lists. Craziest celebs of the year, wackiest outfits of the year, all that jazz. But here’s an end-of-year list for us bibliophiles: the best books we’ve read all year.  If you have a kickass recommendation for a book — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, whatever — send me the title, author, and…

Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2011

Morning Quickies: James Franco Pens Movie Review Of “Breaking Dawn” For Fancypants Literary Mag

James Franco, artiste, reviewed “Breaking Dawn, Part One” for the fancypants literary magazine, The Paris Review, in which he says intellectual things like “Death comes pretty simply in the latest installment of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ series, too: the conceit allows the filmmakers to get away with murder, literally.” [The Paris Review]
Derek Jeter hook…

Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

What Are We Reading This Week?

I can’t be the only one thrilled that a few days off work means I have time to sink my teeth into a good book. Actually, it’s more like “a pile of good books that has been accumulating next to my bed while I rot my brain on the boob tube.” I can’t wait to…

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

The Economics Of Kim Kardashian

Ever wonder how celebs get so stinkin’ rich? (I mean, Nicolas Cage owns a friggin’ island.) And why the heck were those kids from “16 & Pregnant” on the cover of the tabloids for, like, a whole year? It might seem like it defies explanation, but it doesn’t.  In her new book Celebrity, Inc., gossi…

Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2011

Hanging Out With Mindy Kaling

Even the title of Mindy Kaling’s new book of essays is relatable: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). I’ve totally been there, too, girl. Now all of us can hang out with “The Office” writer/actress any time we want. With her trademark wit and intellect, Mindy shares stories about her immigrant parents, performing…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

More Lorien Legacies, More Exciting Battles

The first installment of the Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, had us quaking in our boots with excitement, as we learned of nine alien teens who must battle the Mogadorian horde to save Earth and awaken their home planet Lorien. But the second book in the series, The Power of

Annika Harris / August 24, 2011

Frisky Q&A: Kate Monro, Author Of “The First Time: True Tales Of Virginity Lost & Found”

When a friend introduced me to the author Kate Monro over email, explaining she’d just published a book filled with virginity loss stories, I knew that I would love it, sight unseen. The First Time: True Tales Of Virginity Lost And Found (Including My Own) totally delivered! Monro, who used to work for the band…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011
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