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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… More »


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… More »


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 religious… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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 YorkMore »


Do You Know A D-Lister Who Needs Reality TV Rehab?

Do you know some reality stars from TV who look like they could use a real-life kick in the pants? A “desperate bachelorette” maybe? A “d-bag”? An “angry black bitch”? These are just a few of the stock characters you see over and over again on reality TV — excuse me, “reality TV.” More »


If “Mad Men” Made Kids’ Books

Lord knows no one would make “Mad Men” into those Mr. Men kids’ books because they’d quickly have to explain alcoholism and why Mr. Draper is humping the secretary. But if it did happen, we bet “Mad Men” kids’ books would look just like this!

Check out more like this after the jump:… More »


Frisky Q&A: Clinton Kelly Of “What Not To Wear” Is Judging You

“What Not To Wear” is my go-to channel-surfing show — and if it’s a weekend marathon, I will binge on six straight episodes like Lady Gaga at a lobster hat sale. What’s not to like? The women (and occasionally men) nominated by their loved ones for “What Not To Wear” are all-too-relatable with their style… More »


Study Of “The New York Times Book Review” Finds More Men Get Novels Reviewed Than Women

Last week, I posted about authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner and their reactions to fellow writer Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Freedom. They weren’t just rankled that Franzen was lauded on the cover of Time magazine as a “Great American Novelist.” Or even that fact that it made headlines when President Obama snagged an advance… More »


Jodi Picoult Says Book Reviewers Favor “White Male Literary Darlings”: It’s Sexism, Not Sour Grapes

You may have heard of the novelist Jonathan Franzen, who always seems to be in the news about something. In 2001, he dissed Oprah — Oprah! — for having “schmaltzy” taste after she chose his novel, The Corrections, for her book club and then she rescinded the offer. His latest novel, Freedom, has already grabbed… More »


To Covet & Avoid: Books By Grace Coddington And Tinsley Mortimer

Fall in love with Vogue creative director Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”? Lucky us. Some smartypants publisher has convinced Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman to pen a memoir. She’ll share her life as a model in ’60s London and her decades-plus at both British and American Vogue. Grace’s book will be co-written with the former… More »


Calling All Bad Poetry Submissions!

Calling all Frisky readers! Tomorrow, August 18, is Bad Poetry Day and we need your worst adolescent scribblings for our most epic, embarrassing post ever.

Don’t worry, we Frisky staffers will humiliate ourselves for your entertainment by sharing our terrible poems in a separate post. But it’s time for you readers to do… More »


Library Pressured To Remove Book About Gay Teens From Shelves

Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural QueerMore »


Book Critic Says Pink Covers “Candy Coat” Books For Women And Girls

I have a favorite independent bookstore near my office. There are tables full of new fiction and non-fiction, shelves filled with New York Times bestsellers, and one particular bookshelf full of pastel pink and purple books. These pink and purple books, of course, are in the “chick lit” section. Even without searching for titles like… More »


And The Prize Goes To … The Most Memorable Book You Read In High School English Class

We asked last week for you to share with us the most memorable book you read in your high school English classes for a chance to win a special 50th anniversary edition of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The Frisky had no idea we had such bookworms reading our site. We’ll reveal our… More »


Meghan McCain’s Book Cover For “Dirty Sexy Politics” Is Neither Dirty Nor Sexy

The draft cover for Meghan McCain’s forthcoming book, Dirty Sexy Politics, starring an elephant named Thai, is a lot less dirty and sexy than we expected. But I guess she is a senator’s daughter with an image to uphold … [Hyperion Books] … More »


Win This! 50th Anniversary Edition Of “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Earlier this week marked the 50th anniversary of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the past half-century, Scout, Jem, Atticus and, of course, Boo Radley have charmed millions of readers (if not necessarily high school English classes) with their tale about coming of age, family, and racism in the South. More »


“Annexed,” A Tale Of Anne Frank’s Hot — And Fictional — Sex Life

Anne Frank’s hormones are not the first thing that comes to mind when one remembers the world’s most famous teenage girl. But Sharon Dogar, a young adult author, has made it so in a fictionalized version of Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Annexed is an allegedly a “racy diary” about Anne’s relationship with Peter… More »


30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Reading 3 Books I Love On Day 9

When I’m feeling down there are three books I turn to: Matilda by Roald Dahl, Alice In Wonderland by C.S. Lewis Lewis Carroll, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This has been pretty consistent throughout my life. When I was 14 and all my friends decided they didn’t like me in one of those… More »


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