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Paper Bookmarks

Sometimes, we feel like we're the last people out there who aren't reading our books on some sort of e-reader. If you're with us and you're still visiting your local library or book store on a regular basis, you might be interested in these Paper... [More]

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Simple Times

We don't care what the subject is, you can't go wrong with a book that contains banner "Chapter 1: Coconuts". It's particularly pleasurable as the lead chapter in Amy Sedaris' forthcoming book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People ($17 on preorder). Admittedly, you're probably going... [More]

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Chit Chat for All Occasions: Politics

There's going to be a lot of water cooler chat about the election results today. It's nearly inescapable, so chances are you're going to find yourself in a convo about politics sooner or later. Give yourself the bare bones to keep up casual conversation without... [More]

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Curl Talk Book

Those of us who know how it feels to avoid saunas and greenhouses, all because we can't stand the idea of our curl taking over, could use a little hand holding. The curl experts at Ouidad have given us the Curl Talk Book ($10), filled... [More]

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The Dreaded Feast

Here come the holidays. No, seriously, we don't want to face it either, but once we put away our sexy _____ costume from Halloween, we're in full festive force. That's why you can almost always find a copy of The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring... [More]

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Hamlet's Blackberry

You know you've got a problem when you're texting your girlfriend while you're out to dinner with your boyfriend who's on his iPhone e-mail his Fantasy Football league commissioner (not to mention your server's late bringing your food because he's checking Facebook). We get it,... [More]

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Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories

The always hilarious comedian Mike Birbiglia has moved the funny from the stage to his new book, Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories ($12). Seriously, we spent the entire 200+ pages laughing, sometimes so hard our eyes teared up. His (painfully true!) stories... [More]

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Lunch Boxes and Snacks

Here we are, a few months into the school year and chances are your little lunch critic is about as sick of PB&J every day as you are of your heart-healthy oatmeal each morning. Get some inspiration (not to mention appreciation!) from your tiny gourmand... [More]

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Ten Little Zombies

So long as your wee ones aren't easily spooked (We'd hate to be to blame for them waking up with nightmares), Ten Little Zombies ($9) makes for a ghoulishly good family Halloween read. The tale of 10 zombies, who die gruesome & hilarious 'deaths' one... [More]

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Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery

If you've ever been to the Fat Witch Bakery in New York City, you know that for Patricia Helding, brownies aren't just an after-school treat, they're a way of life! Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery ($13)... [More]

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Crazy Busy Beautiful

Why yes, we are Crazy Busy Beautiful ($9). Or, at least, we're definitely crazy and we sure are busy...all while trying to be beautiful. Truthfully, that last part makes us a bit crazy, which is what led us to pick up Carmindy's book. It's fuller... [More]

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What Made The Crocodile Cry?

Ever wondered what crocodile tears are, or who the Real McCoy was? Please say yes. We do not want to be the only people who wake up in the middle of the night wondering about the mundane details of the English language. What Made The... [More]

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Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children

Face it: you don't want the special kids in your life to grow up to be carnies and you don't want them to know less than squat about the classics. Start 'em early with Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children ($12). There's no rule... [More]

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

We've been laughing at and with David Sedaris for years now, and we hardly think that will change when we get our hands on his newest collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary ($11). Ever the innovative storyteller, Sedaris' new book features animal... [More]

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Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl

Who among us hasn't seen and read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory... oh, a million times? Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl ($20) is a most intimate and in-depth portrait of the master behind Charlie and Matilda. We are introduced to Dahl's eccentricities, his... [More]

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Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists

It's being hailed as one of the best books of the year, which is why you've got to order a copy today of Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists ($17). Told basically through short vignettes revolving around each of the major characters, The Imperfectionists is a story... [More]

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Style

While we're not going to cop to ever actually watching The Hills, we will admit that Lauren Conrad's got style. So, while the name might be a tad lacking in the creativity department, we're excited to read through her new book, Style ($12) and check... [More]

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How To Kick Someone's Ass

We do not condone violence, we do however support literature that is so macabre that it leads to laughter, for fear that taking it seriously might lead to pain. How To Kick Someone's Ass ($10) is a rough and tumble field guide to taking down... [More]

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The Snuggie Sutra

The Snuggie. You own one - admit it. Whether you purchased it at CVS (along with a $5 Harlequin bodice-ripper novel, 2 bags of Fun Size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and a gallon jug of Chardonnay) after a breakup, or just because the heat in... [More]

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Taschen's New York

If you want to know what to see and do in New York, Angelika Taschen is the person to ask. We're not talking about all that normal sightseeing stuff. We're talking about the real goods, like where to eat, shop, and soak up some local... [More]

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