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SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

A perfect set of books to cap off the summer, publicist-turned-author Sloane Crosley’s two collections of autobiographical essays, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” are relatable, hilarious and charmingly witty. A well-executed foray into the world of creative nonfiction, Crosley’s work recounts her[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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Book Review: ‘Submission’

★★★★☆ Michel Houellebecq’s newest novel, “Submission” has already made gigantic waves in France as perhaps the most controversial book of the year. The novel, which revolves around a democratic Islamic takeover of France, was published in French on Jan. 7, the same day as the Charlie Hebdo shooting. Houellebecq was[Read More…]

Book Review: ‘What If I Got Down on My Knees?’

Book Review: ‘What If I Got Down on My Knees?’

★★★★☆ Tugging heartstrings is an art that Tony Rauch has greatly mastered. In his fourth collection of short stories to be released later this month, Rauch manages to seamlessly combine heartbreak and absurdity in “What If I Got Down on My Knees?” While his prior collections — “I’m Right Here,”[Read More…]

Novel Digs up Provoking Questions

Novel Digs up Provoking Questions

Fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go” have been waiting 10 years for the next novel by their favorite international best-selling writer. Unfortunately, most followers will likely be disappointed with his result, “The Buried Giant.” Ishiguro is a remarkable storyteller, particularly because each of his books explores an entirely[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

★★★★☆ To say that the punk movement is hard to describe would be quite an understatement. On its surface, punk style is quickly associated with generational angst, a multitude of piercings, and spiked hair or dyed mohawks. Yet when one looks beyond this stereotype at the differing scenes and variety[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Amy Poehler’s humor shines through in her new book “Yes Please.” The memoir explores her rise to fame and the problems that she faced along the way, revealing a more relatable side of the “Saturday Night Live” star.

Book Review: ‘Yes Please’

“‘Yes Please’ is an attempt to present an open scrapbook that includes a sense of what I am thinking and feeling right now. But mostly, let’s call this book what it really is: an obvious money grab to support my notorious online shopping addiction. I have already spent the advance[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Loneliness’

★★★★★ She graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She was a talented actress and dedicated political activist. She served as president of the Yale College Democrats and had a promising literary career ahead of her. On the precipice of her future, Marina Keegan’s life came to an[Read More…]

Trying to Reclaim the Magic

Trying to Reclaim the Magic

Harry Potter is the standard of literature for our generation. In my own life, characters from J.K. Rowling’s books inspired five of my first 10 Halloween costumes. In the real world, Rowling’s children’s franchise is the best-selling book series of all time. In recent years, however, Rowling has been faced with[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Final Installment Disappoints

Final Installment Disappoints

In a world obsessed with dystopias, one accomplished author put her name in the rink with a trilogy of her own. Margaret Atwood released the first in the series, Oryx & Crake, in 2003, the second, The Year of the Flood, in 2009, and the finale, MaddAddam this month. And while parts are intriguing — exceptional,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Finding Feminism in Fashion

Finding Feminism in Fashion

Who is The Man Repeller? Who is the woman behind the blog that five million people come to each day for fashion inspiration, dating advice or a mere chuckle? In her new book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls., successful blogger Leandra Medine comes out from behind the screen to reveal the real girl underneath those M.C.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide