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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… READ MORE »


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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., gossip… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Style

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 ofREAD MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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What goes on in the bedroom has long been considered the “artistic” province of male writers. (Cough Philip Roth cough.) When women write about sex? That’s just slutty! Well, not anymore: Erica Jong has edited Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, a collection of essays, short stories and even one short… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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


Celebs

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. … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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“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 TheREAD MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


Guys

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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


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