Carolyn Turgeon's Godmother ($11) is a retelling of Cinderella, and we have to warn you that it's not nearly so cheerful as the cover makes it look. But neither is it one of those intolerably sullen, gloomy fairy tale-based novels that make fairy tales look... [More]

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You're A Horrible Person, But I Like You

Comedians offering us life advice? This we had to read. You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice ($10) left us gasping for breath on the floor at the "advice" written by Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis,... [More]

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This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off

We'll admit it - Jackie Warner scares us. Have you seen those abs, or the way she trains her clients? She's intense, result driven and fierce, so when she writes a work-out/ diet book, we're paying attention! This Is Why You're Fat (And How to... [More]

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Cult Movie Quote Book

Stop relying on IMDB when you're looking for a movie quote to keep in your mental arsenal for witty cocktail repartee. Cult Movie Quote Book ($10)... [More]

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Diet Road Test: My Diva Diet, Week 3

We're rounding the bend into the final week of following Christine Lakatos' My Diva Diet ($16), (check out our intro and first week observations), and it's been an interesting road. Here are our thoughts and observations from our second full week of this Diet Road... [More]

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The Small Stakes

Why oh why do we not have unlimited wall space? If we did, it'd be covered with awesome show posters. Conveniently, we do have quite a bit of space on our bookshelves (you would too if you ditched those college textbooks you're hanging on to... [More]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Picking up a medical mystery might have been the last idea on your mind when creating your summer reading list, but you've got to give this one a chance. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ($15.21) is a thrilling true tale of Henrietta Lacks, her... [More]

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Never Leave the House Naked

Fashion rules: Do you follow them? Do you know them? Do you care? We've been reading up on said "rules" in Never Leave the House Naked: And 50 Other Ridiculous Fashion Rules ($14) and we have to say, the rules and varying opinions on them... [More]

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John Waters: Role Models

If romance or sci-fi isn't quite your summer reading cup of tea, we invite you to enter the twisted and fantastical world of John Waters: Role Models ($17). This cult-classic director of such gross-out films as Pink Flamingos, A Dirty Shame, Serial Mom, Hairspray and... [More]

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Fly Away Home

We've yet to read a Jennifer Weiner book we didn't love, and her latest, Fly Away Home ($15), is no exception. The story of a politician's wife, Sylvie, and her two daughters, Diana & Lizzie, in the wake of a political scandal, it centers on... [More]

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Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Makes sense - we crave the sweet, icy treat the most when the temperature's on the rise. How to celebrate? Making some of your own ice cream, of course! We recommend David Lebovitz's new tome,... [More]


Tip It! The World According to Maggie

Who doesn't love Maggie Griffin? The wise-talking, wine loving mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, she's sweet, funny, and always has a good recommendation for a reasonably priced box of wine. If you watch My Life On the D-List, you know that Tip It! The World... [More]

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The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more

Long before Spike Mendelsohn won our hearts and stomachs on Top Chef, he was cooking up some mean classic American fare in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood at Good Stuff Eatery. In The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more ($16) he shares 120... [More]

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Understanding Exposure

No this isn't some inside look into the world of strip clubs, Understanding Exposure ($17) is one of our favorite guides for all things photography. In the world of blogging and photographing every element of even the most mundane daily happenings, it's probably a good... [More]

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Wild Fermentation

Health foods are super expensive and kinda pretentious, but we can take control of our food destiny with Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods ($17). Sandor Ellix Katz teaches us how to harness the power of the natural fermentation processes. Turns... [More]

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Jail Supplies for Lindsay Lohan: The Kendra Wilkinson SportPole and 'Sliding Into Home'

Poor Lindsay Lohan! Sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating parole. You had such great things coming up, like that Linda Lovelace biopic, Inferno. We're guessing that your name is probably the biggest draw on the movie, though, so they're going to want to... [More]


Gypset Style

Look no further for your next coffee table book - Gypset Style ($25) is it. Jet setters + gypsies, those with carefree lifestyles and sophistication are profiled in superior style. Artists, surfers, and designers who live and work all around the world show us a... [More]

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Cosmic Coupling: The Sextrology of Relationships

There's no use denying it, we know you do it - after the Google, Facebook, Twitter search, you inevitably plug in his sign and yours to some second rate compatibility site and wait with baited breath. Get the real scoop with Cosmic Coupling: The Sextrology... [More]

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Just Kids

Looking for some summer reading with substance, longing, and profundity? Test the starving artist waters of late 1960s New York City, and delve into the hearts or a young Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith in Just Kids ($18) by the lady herself, P. Smith. This... [More]

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Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue

Gary Wiviott, author of Low &Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue ($14), goes by the title "barbecue life coach." The man is a maestro of smoking and grilling, and he has a zero tolerance policy on propane. We dig! Gary's philosophy is that grilling isn't... [More]

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