Tag Archives: Books

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Straight

TweetSo I’m kind of cheating on this one, because I haven’t actually read Hanne Blank‘s new book, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality. But I know her work, and I know how fabulously important this topic is, so I’m endorsing it sight unseen. A recent interview with Hanne in Salon gives a flavor of [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Tweet Mindy Kaling has been making people laugh for a while–and from what I read in her memoir it wasn’t always on purpose. Kaling, a comedian, writer and sometimes actor in the awesomely hilarious show The Office, has a book out, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. It is a memoir of sorts, that is a [...]
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An awesome guide for shopping for the book lovers in your life

TweetFriend and fellow writer Anna Clark has put out the third edition of her awesome Choose Books: A Gift Guide for People Who Care About Stories. Anna, alongside being a well-rounded journalist, is also an avid supporter of literary arts. Her coverage of the literary world is vast and impressively wide reaching. Her argument for [...]
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Celebrate the release of What You Really Really Want

TweetFriend of Feministing Jaclyn Friedman has a new book out, What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and you’re invited to the book launch party! This Sunday, Jaclyn is celebrating the release of the book, as well as her fortieth birthday (which is today, happy birthday Jaclyn!) with [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Blueprints for Building Better Girls

TweetThe girls and women who animate the stories of Elissa Schappell are so real, so familiar, that there were times that reading her work almost frightened me. It wasn’t so much a clever turn of phrase–although there’s no question that Schappell can write her ass off; it was more the texture and aliveness of her [...]
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