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Room With A View

Are you jet setting this summer? Or are you like us, trying to live vicariously through friends' vacation pictures since work/the economy/our mother is keeping us tied down? If you fall into the latter category, we suggest making a big ol' cocktail and sitting in... [More]

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She's Got Game

If you found yourself thinking World Cup? Is that when you go to several bars and have a cocktails from a different country at each one?, you're not alone. Some of us are sports ignorant, but it seems like the only people willing to help... [More]

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Sex is Fun! Creative Ideas for Exciting Sex

The ├╝ber-popular Sex is Fun! podcast is now in... comic book form! Yup, Kidder Kaper & Josh Lynch have just released Sex Is Fun! Creative Ideas for Exciting Sex ($14). With clever illustrations and a lighthearted, casual tone, it'll encourage you to explore new, erm,... [More]

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Mermaid Book Ends

Mermaids would certainly not have maintained such a significant place in our mythic imaginations if the fish part were on the top and the lady part on the bottom. Fortunately the aquatic chimera has all its bits in the right spots, as do these Mermaid... [More]

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The Changeling

Does anyone else out there remember this book? Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Changeling ($13) has nothing to do with the Clint Eastwood/Angelina Jolie movie. Nor, despite its young-adult targeted age range, does it have anything to do with vampires or designer wardrobes. It's a wonderful... [More]

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Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget

We have a soft spot for our amigos in the blog-o-sphere, and we're thrilled to tell you that Amy McCoy, the genius behind Poor Girl Gourmet, has a new book out: Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget ($12). Full of delicious... [More]

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Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else

How are we just now finding out about Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else ($17) by Clinton Kelly? It's a puzzlement, but we're so glad that we have this little gem on our... [More]

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Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

The incredible popularity of Etsy and all things DIY seems strange, when you consider our society's obsession with all things disposable and temporary. It's not, though: handmade things have more intrinsic value and meaning. Sure, you can snag a scarf at Target for $8.95 and... [More]

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Do It Gorgeously

The third book in Sophie Uliano's Gorgeously Green series, Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products ($14), is a boon to those of you who love playing chemist. She offers up tons of nifty DIY beauty product recipes... [More]

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

If you like a bit of witchy lore woven into your historical fiction, then you will devour Katherine Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane ($10). The book follows two women who are separated by a span of three hundred years; one is a cynical... [More]

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

If you're anything like us, you've been waiting with bated breath since "Kitchen Confidential" for Anthony Bourdain to put down the knives and pick up a pen. In Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook ($16), Bourdain... [More]

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The Carrie Diaries

Everywhere we look, it's SATC mania, but does anyone think about who Carrie was before she was Carrie? Get the answer to the curious questions you didn't know you had in The Carrie Diaries ($11), and learn about Carrie Bradshaw in high school as she... [More]

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Hungry Girl Happy Hour

A blended margarita has about 180 calories. For a four ounce serving. Most restaurant 'ritas are closer to 12 or even 16 ounces, which puts you in the danger zone before you're even halfway through - both for your BAC and your waistline. Eep! Enjoy... [More]

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RIP, Rue McClanahan: My First Five Husbands... and the Ones Who Got Away

What? Rue McClanahan passed away? Say it ain't so! That leaves Betty White as the sole surviving Golden Girl... What's to become of our fantasy of having cheesecake with Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia now? We grew up watching Golden Girls reruns and thinking we... [More]

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Girl in Translation

The basic plot of Jean Kwok's debut novel, Girl in Translation ($12), isn't anything new: a girl (Ah-Kim Chang) and her mother emigrate to New York, get jobs doing what amounts to slave labor in a clothing factory, and live in squalor, then, of course,... [More]

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Powell's Indiespensible Club

If the New York Times Bestseller list is too mainstream for you, the Powell's Indiespensible Club ($40) is just the thing. Powell's gives you the best in new books and highlights primarily independent publishers. If that seems a little too boring, don't be so quick... [More]

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I Love Macarons

Deemed the new cupcake by some, macaroons are making a comeback, and the adorable cookbook, I Love Macarons ($10), will make our light fluffy confectionery dreams come true. Renowned pastry chef Hisako Ogita brings a simple Japanese sophistication to beautifully photographed French desserts. We can't... [More]

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Street Boners: 1, 764 Hipster Fashion Jokes

Look, we're all for ironic fashion, and we lurve us some hipsters, but sometimes... they get a little, erm, overenthusiastic in their sartorial decisions. Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice magazine, agrees. His new tome, Street Boners: 1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes ($13), is one of the... [More]

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How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

Bartenders have a knack for knowing the right libation for every occasion, but when you don't want to spend $15 on a martini at a bar, what's a girl to do? Make your own! Written by a bartender (and a lawyer), How to Booze: Exquisite... [More]

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Sh*t My Dad Says

Whether you're in need of feeling like your family life is normal, or a nice hearty belly laugh, Sh*t My Dad Says ($10) is your go-to book! Written by Justin Halpern of Twitter fame, this book features a collection of quotes from his surly and... [More]

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