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This Post Is For That One Person At Book Club Who Never Finishes The Book

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Taryn Manning book club mafia
I Totally Read "Gone Girl," What Are You Talking About?
Book Club Rules
Five rules for a book club that actually reads. Read More »

When I was in a book club, I only finished the chosen books about half the time. So I feel you, Taryn Manning (yup, Pennsatucky from “Orange Is The New Black”). I really feel you. But your mistake was lying about that shit. [Funny Or Die]

Study: 50 Shades Of Grey “Perpetuates” Abusive Relationships

"50" Causes Divorce
kinky woman
Couple divorces because husband won't reenact "50 Shades." Read More »
Kinky Sex Myths
Five myths about kinky sex from "50 Shades Of Grey." Read More »

50 Shades Of Grey is still a thing people are talking about, I guess?  But the latest news isn’t casting rumors for the big screen adaption of E.L. James’ kinky sex trilogy — it’s a pearl-clutching new study that warns 50 Shades “perpetuates” abusive relationships.

The Journal of Women’s Health published a study earlier this week entitled “Double Crap! Abuse And Harmed Identity In 50 Shades Of Grey” by professor Amy Bonomi of Michigan State University and two other professors. The study, which focused on the first eight chapters of the first book in the series, found, according to Bonomi, that “50 Shades Of Grey perpetuates dangerous abuse patterns.” Keep reading »

Samantha Gailey Geimer, Raped At 13 By Roman Polanski, Publishes Memoir

Polanski Free
Roman Polanski walks free after Switzerland refuses to extradite. Read More »
Punished Enough?
Polanski's lawyer said he's been punished enough for rape. Read More »
Polanski Accused Of Rape
A third woman has accused director Roman Polanski of rape. Read More »
Disclosing My Rape
She's started telling guys on the first date that she was once raped. Read More »
samantha geimer raped by roman polanski book

In 1977, the filmmaker Roman Polanski asked the mother of a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey if he could photograph her daughter for French Vogue. The mom agreed and the young girl privately posed topless for the famous director, which she later said made her feel uncomfortable.  In a second private photo session with Polanski at the Los Angeles home of Jack Nicholson, he offered her champagne and a qualude while he photographed her. Polanski then raped her vaginally, anally and orally while she repeatedly asked him to stop.

Samantha Gailey, who now goes by Samantha Geimer, is now publishing a memoir, The Girl: A Life In The Shadow Of Roman Polanski Keep reading »

25 Books You Should Read While You’re Single

Why say “single” like it’s a bad thing? One of the great perks of being unattached is the free time — time that can be spent catching up on all the great reading you’ve been meaning to do for the last five years. Here’s a list of the best choices for those blissfully quiet summer evenings. Keep reading »

Fans Want To Pay George RR Martin To Finish Game Of Thrones Book Soon

"Red Wedding" Reactions
George RR Martin On Conan
George RR Martin laughs at fan reactions to "Game Of Thrones." Read More »
Grieving "Game Of Thrones"
The five stages of grief following the infamous wedding scene. Read More »
Jon Snow, Bad Boyfriend
you know nothing Jon Snow
"Game of Thrones" Jon Snow sucks at dating. Read More »
  • Sorry, nerds, but as of this writing, only $107 out of $2 million has been raised to “reward” author George RR Martin for finishing Book 6 of the Song of Fire and Ice series by the end of 2014. [IndieGogo]
  • James Gandolfini’s funeral was held today in New York City’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where “The Sopranos” creator David Chase delivered a eulogy. [US Weekly, Reuters]
  • Martha Stewart had a threesome. I’ll let that one sink in for a bit. [Huffington Post]
  • Do you want to watch a guy play AC/DC on a bagpipe shooting flames? Of course you do! [Boing Boing]
  • Everything  you probably don’t want to know about what Chinese herbal sex medicines did to this man’s penis. [Nerve]
  • The warped mind of Glenn Beck compared disgraced racist Paula Deen to Martin Luther King, Jr. How does he even come up with this stuff? [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Jo Piazza, Author Of Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps

Bachelorette, Ep 1
Recapped the first episode of "The Bachelorette"
Desiree is not a "fantasy suite on the first date" type of girl. Read More »
Bachelorette, Ep. 2
Soulja Boy Makes Video With The Bachelorette
These fools made a rap video with Soulja Boy. Read More »
Black "Bachelorette"
Misee Harris
Dr. Misee Harris wants to be the first-ever black "Bachelorette." Read More »
Silly Diversity Ideas
What "The Bachelor" really needs is an A-cup or a freegan. Read More »
interview with Jo Piazza

Have you been watching every episode of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since way back? Us, too. Have you been just a little disappointed and confused and, oh why don’t I just say it, bitter at how much less shiny and magical actual romances are in real life? Us, too.  Have you ever acted like a coo-coo bananas bird after a breakup? US, TOO! Well, there’s a new book out this summer called Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps, written by Jo Piazza, a former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, that combines all of these topics!

We get mailed a lot of books that you could classify in the “chick lit” genre here at The Frisky. Amazon.com ain’t got nothing on us! Most of them I send straight to the giveaway pile, but every so often I’ll read one (preferably lying in the sun, with my pedicured toes in the sand) that’s smart and funny and shareable with friends. Love Rehab is that book. After the jump, Jo Piazza answered some questions for me via email about her best breakup tips and her thoughts on current “Bachelorette” Desiree! Keep reading »

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