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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

We know you've been seeing those previews for the movie The Help, but have you read the book that inspired it? Set during the civil rights movement, Kathryn Stockett's The Help ($9) follows the lives of black maids and the (more often than not) crazy-arse... [More]

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Celebrate: Indoor S'mores Book

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and... [More]

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I Am Maru

We've been in love with the chubby Scottish Fold since day one, equally laughing and tearing up at his videos in turn. Whether Maru reminds you of your own kitty, or displays cat attributes all his own, you can't help but admit he's the most... [More]

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How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

We may or may not have left How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie ($13) on our husbands pillow after a fight, once. But 'IF' that actually happened, it was not our best moment... Aside from aiding in immature fights, learn the... [More]

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Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook

Okay, so you successfully kept all most of your herbs and veggies alive this summer, hurrah! You're one step ahead of us! Next up: what to do with the piles and piles of tomatoes you've got dropping off the vines. We think it's time for... [More]

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Dear A**hole: 101 Tear-Out Letters to the Morons Who Muck Up Your Life

The toerag that let their dog poop on your doormat. The [expletive deleted] who thought their giant, oversized, jacked-up Lincoln Navigator with the "BALLER" vanity plate needed an extra two and a half parking spaces. That Wall Street tycoon-type that cut in front of 15... [More]

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The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

Yeah, yeah, yeah, they couldn't make you read J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye ($7) for your Junior English class and you ain't gonna read it now. But what's not to love about a man who wrote a book explaining teenaged angst (actually any... [More]

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Willie's Chocolate Bible: Chocolate Heaven in Recipes & Stories

While we haven't yet mastered the finer points to our pastries or cupcakes, we think it's time to work in a little chocolate. One part recipe book, one part travelogue, Willie's Chocolate Bible: Chocolate Heaven in Recipes & Stories ($28) by chocolate guru Willie Harcourt-Cooze... [More]

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Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

"Looooocy, you gots some splainin' to do!" "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?" Tomorrow, August 6th, 2011, would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday, and we felt it only proper to salute our favorite snarky redhead with one of our favorite books about her, Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball... [More]

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Look at My Striped Shirt! Confessions of the People You Love to Hate

Jenna S., Outblush Operative, writes: We've all dated this guy. Douchey. Reeking of unwarranted aplomb. Hopefully you're not currently staring at him over his version of fine dining-a semi hot double double and a tall glass of Natural Ice. If you are then pound that... [More]

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The Sun, the Moon, & the Stars

This is pretty much a book that you will really like, or really not. Neither in real life nor online have we run across anyone who thought The Sun, the Moon, & the Stars ($14) was "okay" - they either love it for being engaging... [More]

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How to Cook Indian: More Than 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Kitchen

After our 800th trip this summer to our local yummilicious Indian place, we decided to start learning how to cook some of our favorite dishes ourselves. We flipped through How to Cook Indian: More Than 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Kitchen ($17) at the... [More]

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Fashion Game Book

Think you know it all when it comes to the history of fashion? Brush up and read the Fashion Game Book ($35) to learn all about the fashion world.... [More]

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SkinnyTinis: All the Fun for Half the Calories

Kayla E., Outblush Operative, writes: So we've never been one to drink...HAH, okay, who are we kidding? Pass that bottle right down this way! But is it seriously too much to ask to keep a sexy figure and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of... [More]

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One Day by David Nicholls

Have you seen the trailers yet for One Day with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess? You may have time to snag a copy of the book it was based on and do a lightening read! (The film opens August 19th.) We're firm believers in reading... [More]

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Celebrate: The Great American Hot Dog Book

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and... [More]

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Tweets & Status Updates for All Occasions

We don't know if there's a chapter about Facebook etiquette in here, but we're going to pick up a copy of Tweets and Status Updates for All Occasions ($9) and casually slip it onto our mom's shelf and hope that she'll stop reminding us to... [More]

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Then Came You

Good In Bed is still one of our all-time favorite chick lit novels, and anytime Jennifer Weiner releases a new book we snap it up right away, hoping for the same mix of pathos, humor, and poignant romance we found in GIB. Then Came You... [More]

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Nerd Do Well

It should come as no surprise to you that we're not-so-secret nerds... And that we have a total geek girl crush on Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek, etc). Something about those spindly legs, red hair, and quick wit just makes... [More]

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L is for Lollygag

On more than one occasion, we've found ourselves in a quagmire over what to say about a tchotchke or garment. Now, with L is for Lollygag: Quirky Words for a Clever Tongue ($9), we've got a plethora of prose at our fingertips since this book... [More]

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