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Leather-Bound Pink Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

One of our editor's college professors really made a mark on her life. And one of the things that professor said was, "Buy a dictionary. Preferably one that will be catastrophically destructive if thrown." The internet is great and all, but sometimes it's nice to... [More]

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A Discovery of Witches

After reading the Harry Potter series for the twentieth time and tackling the Twilight Trilogy over and over, you're still aching for more supernatural? There are thousands of books out there infiltrating the mystical genre, but not all of them will give you the fix... [More]

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Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

We get ya, culinary school was always one of our dreams, too. But then we were distracted by other things. Mostly shiny objects and McDonald's hashbrowns (well, it's true!). But if you have more dedication than we do, and are into trying a little bit... [More]

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Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

Julie Powell, of Julie & Julia fame, just saw her sophomoric memoir, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession ($9) published as a new paperback edition this winter. Not for the faint of heart in matters of chopping animals (and marriage!) to bits, the... [More]

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Obsession: A History

Face it, you're obsessed. We mean seriously, how can you not be when it's everywhere these days! Television shows like Hoarders, Confessions: Animal Hoarding, Intervention, and Obsessed chronicle the lives of people who have used, abused, collected, ticked, and touched. If you need more (and... [More]

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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

Before the late night show, Chelsea Handler still had a mouth on her, we just didn't see it flapping every night. In 2005's My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands ($8) she proves that she's been good at slutting it up for a while... [More]

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Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives

Maybe you didn't know it, but you've seen some of Florence Broadhurst's designs. Fashion icons like Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney have used her patterns and prints in their work. Helen O'Neill gets down to the nitty gritty business of detailing the things you probably... [More]

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Let's Panic About Babies!

Babies sure are cute and cuddly-wuddly and soft and sweet. They're also smelly, sleep-depriving little dictators who want what they want, when they want it, which is NOW NOW NOW OMFG I HATE YOU YOU RUINED MY ONE MONTH OLD LIIIIIIIFE!!!!!! And, of course, if... [More]

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Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof

While Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof ($10) doesn't become available until April, we had to pre-order as soon as it came to our attention. One of our most beloved childhood books has been re-created to appeal to our more adult, and morbid sensibilities.... [More]

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Special Guest Post by Keyhole Photo: Awkward Family Photos Deluxe Package

Hey, hey, hey Outblushers, it's time once again for a word from our resident photo-know-it-all, Meggan Haller. Meggan and her husband Jeff, the owners of Keyhole Photo, serve up gorgeous wedding and documentary photography, and recently won the 2010 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com. Want... [More]

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The Between Boyfriends Book

Being between boyfriends is an odd time. We know, deep in our hearts, that everything will work out for the best, but it's so easy to become mired in "what ifs." If you want a good laugh and a little emotional pick-me-up we recommend that... [More]

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It's Never Too Late

It's only February, but we're guessing that by now some resolutions have fallen by the wayside and the sense of newness and optimism about the great things to accomplish in 2011 might be waning (or, maybe that's just us). If you need a little dose... [More]

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Concierge Confidential

When you stay at a hotel and you need a dinner recommendation, the concierge is your guy (or gal). The same thing goes for those with thousands to throw around, but they're probably looking for something beyond a decent Italian restaurant, ifyaknowwhatwemean. Concierge Confidential: The... [More]

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Graphic USA

Sure sure, you know about major landmarks in the cities you want to visit. You might even know about a four star restaurant or where the Westin is thanks to your handy yet pedestrian tour book. But if you're looking for the real skinny on... [More]

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Pornogami

Pornogami ($12) is exactly what it sounds like. The adult art of folding paper. A few hours with this book and you'll now how to create everything from a pair of handcuffs to a vagina made out of a dollar bill (seriously). What you do... [More]

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How to Make Love to a Man

Throughout the ages, the pressure has been on the guy to be a good lover. We girls sort of got to "go along for the ride." Ask a man, though, and he's likely to tell you that his deepest fantasies involve us being a little... [More]

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Bicycle! A Repair and Maintenace Manifesto

It's all well and good to make an effort to save the environment by dusting off your ten speed and riding your bike to work, but what happens when you get a flat? Before you get too far into your greeny goodness, thumb through Bicycle!:... [More]

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Farmers Market Desserts

Most people go to the Farmers' Market to get fresh, healthy produce like veggies to put into a salad, or apples to have at breakfast. After reading through Farmers' Market Desserts ($18), all those people are going to look at produce in a whole new... [More]

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Book Lust

How meta is this? Book Lust ($11), compiled by Nancy Pearl, is simply a series of descriptive lists of recommended reading. Sound too junior high school? Oh no no, not with list topics like great first sentences, noir, baseball, tearjerkers, and robots. You're certain to... [More]

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Where Underpants Come From: From Cotton Fields to Checkout Counters

We just finished reading Where Underpants Come From: From Cotton Fields to Checkout Counters ($17) by New Zealand travel writer Joe Bennett, and let us tell ya, it was good. It all starts when Joe buys a 5 pack of underwear from his local discount... [More]

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