Posts tagged "reading"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 7:40 pm

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…

Annika Harris | January 4, 2011 - 1:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 8:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2010 - 6:00 pm

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”…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2010 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2010 - 3:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2010 - 8:42 pm

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)…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2010 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2010 - 7:45 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2010 - 11:20 am

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.

Maude Standish | June 18, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Ex-Gawker Editor Emily Gould On Women Writers

I feel bad for Emily Gould. Next week, the former editor of gossip blog will publish her first book, a collection of personal essays called And The Heart Says

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Frisky Q&A: Susan J. Douglas, Author Of “Enlightened Sexism”

“Beverly Hills 90210″
“The Hills”…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 6:42 pm

Mommy’s Little Anarchist Has Her Own ABC Book

A is for Anarchy
there’s really no rules,
If you’re a punk rocker
you think this is cool

This is the first page of Never Mind Your P’s and

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm
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