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‘Cat Person’ and ‘Zola’: Two Viral Shorts, Two Different Reactions

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Spoilers for ‘Cat Person’ ahead! This week, a short story in The New Yorker took the Internet by storm. Cat Person, written by Kristen Roupenian, is about two individuals meeting, texting, and eventually going on a lackluster date. Told from the point-of-view of Margot, a 20-year-old college student, the piece encapsulates what it means to date as a young woman. Cat Person explores the fantasies, insecurities, and looming threat of danger that women, in general, face on the dating scene. Margot’s 34-year-old date, Robert, is also guilty of projecting his fantasies onto the dating experience, and by the end, he turns on Margot in a way that feels all too real for many women who took to Twitter to express their…

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*New Releases*: New York Magazine Turns 50, Joan Didion Gets a Second Look and ‘Girl Logic’ Rules!

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In addition to a host of political books released on election day,  we’re celebrating the release of a new book on the 50th anniversary of the New York Magazine with one of the most culturally-relevant coffee tables books, as well as comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s first book, Girl Logic (watch out for giveaways starting this Thursday!). Of course, we would be remiss to not mention the re-publication of Joan Didion’s non-fiction essays, a stunning collection full of everything we love about her writing. From non-fiction essays, some classic suspense novels, a famous vlogger taking on mental health with brutal honesty, and comedians taking on “a man’s world” with intelligence, grace, and hilarity, here are eight of the best new releases for the week. Highbrow, Lowbrow,…

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4 Hilarious Comedians We’re Dying to Get a Book From (Besides Louis C.K.)

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When asked what comedian should write a book, to me the answer seemed obvious: Louis C.K. As my generation’s comedy darling, the too-real parenting guide he’s destined to produce one day would probably be a killer read! When I ask other people, the answer generally stays the same (and for good reason, because he’s really, really great). However, since so many comedians have been writing book after book in the past couple of years (Aziz Ansari, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Chelsea Handler, just to name a few!), I started to think about whose book I would actually want to read, besides the obvious answers, and besides the entertainers who have already written a flurry of books. Here’s four…

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