Posts tagged "reading"

Are Romance Novels Responsible For Real-Life Sexual Problems?

I’ve long held romantic comedies, TV shows, and romance novels responsible for real-life romantic problems. No man will actually make you feel like a woman with his passionate embraces and burning loins, then cook you a four-course dinner before he rushes off to perform heart surgery on orphans.

Well, apparently that is not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2011

Flowchart: What Should You Read Next?

We’re solving all your problems. You’re welcome! Click to buy after the jump — and check out more from Crack A Book Week!

By: Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2011

Nerd Girl Porn: 16 Hot Guys Reading

Happy Crack A Book Week! You know what makes a man instantly sexier? Literacy. Keep clicking to see some hot famous guys either engrossed in page-turning or clutching a book on the go.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2011

Readers, Send Us Your Book Recommendations!

In our semi-regular “What Are We Reading This Week?” feature, The Frisky ladies tell you all the good books that keep us up past our bedtimes. Now it’s your turn! We want readers to send us your own book reviews for a kick-ass recommendation list that’ll have any bookworm cream her panties and dash to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2011

Traveling With The Fashion Elite

We’re not into dense and heavy tomes during the summer months. Co-published by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go is just the type of lighthearted and engaging reading we want. This stylish scrapbook features personal anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia from America’s best-known fashion designers. Plus, it’ll look…

By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2011

Your Summer Reading List Just Got Crazier

Looking for a hot scandal-ish read to crack on the beach this weekend? Tamar Cohen’s debut novel, The Mistress’s Revenge, is the juiciest book we’ve read in ages and its subject matter is particularly intriguing at a time when a high profile man is busted cheating nearly every week. Cohen’s protagonist, Sally, had an affair…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2011

Levi Johnston Is A “Deer In The Headlights” On His Book Cover

The book cover for Levi Johnston’s Deer In The Headlights: My Life In Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs, is everything I hoped the rumored tell-all‘s cover would be. Levi looking hot/really baked? Check. Antler imagery? Check. No credit for the ghostwriter who probably tapped this thing out while Levi was clubbing baby seals? Check. Fact: I would…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Candace Bushnell Will Milk “Sex And The City” For All It’s Worth

“Summer In The City” is not just a hit song in the ’60s by Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s also author Candace Bushnell‘s second “prequel” young adult novel about Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. the way she keeps making mucho clams off “Sex and the City.” (Not that I blame her!) Summer In The City picks up where The

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Jennifer Egan Wins The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit From The Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, it was announced today. Has anyone read it? What did you think? [AP]
Match.com has agreed to screen its users to weed out sex offenders after a customer blitzed the media with her tale of being sexually assaulted on a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2011

Mind Of Man: Don’t Judge Me By The Book I’m Reading

I’d like to sincerely apologize to the cute nerd girl intently reading the emo-vampire epic Twilight on the New York City subway: I’m sorry for judging you. This happened about six months ago and I sniffed at you for eagerly devouring a young adult novel about a very special girl and her boyfriend, a really…

By: John DeVore / April 15, 2011

The Real Life “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” Brooke Magnanti Wrote A Book About Sexonomics

In November 2009, Dr. Brooke Magnanti bravely outed herself as the “Belle du Jour,” a former sex worker whose blog Diary of a London Call Girl went on to become a smash hit book and Showtime TV series, “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.” A specialist in neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology, Dr. Magnanti only revealed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2011

The “Tiger Mother”‘s Daughter Accepted Into Harvard: Was Mom’s Strict Parenting Worth It?

Earlier this winter, Yale Law Professor Amy Chua published Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, a memoir about her strict parenting style rooted in her Chinese upbringing. A “Chinese mother” is a broad term to describe a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them to both study and rehearse…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

Keeping The Romance Alive

File this under ways to keep the romance alive with your S.O. This couple (Alex and Ross) does photo shoots where they recreate Mills & Boon harlequin romance covers. “Sometimes we sit for hours staring at a sea shell. Other times he’ll hold me by the neck in front of the pyramids. But there’s nothing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2011

Finally! A Book That Explains What Men Are Thinking

Finally! A guide that tells women what men are thinking about when they don’t have sex on the brain. I’ve been waiting for a book like this forever. Sheridan Simove’s, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex is already a best seller on Amazon and it’s clear why. It’s so concise, to the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2011

Kate Middleton Gets “Little Miss Princess” Children’s Book

Kate Middleton can add Mr. Men children’s books to list of items immortalizing her fancy nuptials. Little Miss Princess meets and falls in love with a prince, Mr. Bump, and soon she’s living a castle with a butler who puts toothpaste on her toothbrush for her. Little Miss Princess, which goes on sale in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2011

All The Deets On Bristol Palin’s Memoir, “Not Afraid Of Life”

Bristol Palin‘s memoir is coming out this summer and it will be called Not Afraid Of Life. Kudos to you for making reference to anti-abortion propaganda, Bristol! Not Afraid Of Life, which is being published by William Morrow, will cover her 20 years on Earth, including her appearance on “Dancing With the Stars,” her religiou…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Bristol Palin’s Memoir Coming This Summer

Bristol Palin’s memoir is set for publication in summer of 2011. Yes, her memoir. Damn, why don’t I ever hear about these kinds of ghostwriting gigs? Actually, I don’t think I could ghostwrite whatever party line Bristol’s going to tow about abstinence with a straight face. [Gawker]
The Protect Life Act, introduced by Rep.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

Get Your Rap Lesson On

The other day, The Frisky’s resident hip-hop head responded to an email saying she was glad she wouldn’t have to “pour out some bubbly” to a feature that might have gone the way of the dinosaurs. This was obviously a reference to the ’90s hip-hop classic “Gangsta Lean,” except this writer prefers champagne to 40…

By: Annika Harris / January 4, 2011

Writer Tawni O’Dell Comes Out Swinging Against Sexist Publishing Industry

A few months ago the author Jonathan Franzen published his novel, Freedom, and among bookworms, it was like a new “Star Wars” movie being released or Angelina Jolie popping out another baby. Not only did President Obama make headlines for snagging an advanced copy to read on vacation, but Franzen made the prestigious New York

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2010
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