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Ripped from the Headlines: New Releases that Blend Politics, Pop Culture, and Current Events

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Headline news changes as fast as it can, with each new viral video, political scandal or celebrity moment that’s caught on tape. But there are some headlines that stay with you, and over the past year we’ve definitely had a few we won’t be forgetting any time soon: from the beginnings of the Russia investigation, to The New Yorker‘s expose on Harvey Weinstein. While no one can predict the pace at which headline, breaking news is no longer worthy of being a headline, some events line up too perfectly for us not to comment on. Here we have a list of books on topics that have been dominating the news lately, whether they’re pop-culture, politics, or current events. War on Peace: The End…

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Happening This Week: Best, Must-Attend Literary Events In and Around New York City

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If you were on the east coast this weekend, storms, heavy winds, down trees and power outages kept many of us indoors.  As book lovers, we really don’t mind because it just gives us a chance to pick up that new Spring read we’ve been meaning to get to or return to one of our favorite classics. But, that was last week. This week, we’re getting out of the house and so should you! If you are in or around New York City, here are some of he best literary events happening this week in the Big Apple: Monday, March 5, 2018: Bard College Professor and bestselling author Daniel Mendelsohn will be reading from his new memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an…

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Obsessing Over Lifetime’s UnREAL and the Books that Expose Reality TV

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I’m always on the hunt for a new TV obsession, and this summer I found it in Lifetime’s UnREAL. I’d been hearing buzz about the show for months, and when I saw that season 2 premiered on June 6, I knew it was time to take the plunge. Luckily, the whole first season is available on Hulu, so I set myself up with some snacks and settled in for a weekend-long marathon. Holy. Crap. This show is soooo good. It’s dark and funny and tragic and everything I wanted it to be. It stars Shiri Appleby as Rachel, an emotionally unstable producer on the set of a reality show (ala The Bachelor) who seems to both enjoy and be tortured…

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5 of TV’s Most Lackluster Kisses & the Books that Did it Better

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Any romance lover knows that it’s all about the kiss. Maybe the couple is standing in the rain. Maybe one person is stroking the other’s face. Maybe they’re already tearing each other’s clothes off on the way to the nearest bed. Or, in a perfect world, it’s all three at once. (Hellloooo, Notebook.) But sometimes the kiss is just not good. The lips are getting jammed together awkwardly. There’s just no chemistry. You’re not always sure why, but a bad kiss is kind of like pornography: you know it when you see it. Regardless of the reason, here are the top five worst TV kisses and the books that did it better: Carrie & Big in an Elevator, Sex and…

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The Bachelorette’s Andi Dorfman is Writing the Tell-all You’ve Been Waiting For

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First, fans were treated to The Bachelor “villain” Courtney Robertson‘s tell-all, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, and now, thanks to People.com, we know that The Bachelorette‘s Andi Dorfman is also penning a book titled, It’s Not Okay. HA! If you watched Dorfman on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor — in which she was one of three girls left vying for Galavis’ heart before leaving the show — you know that this may just be the most perfect title she could have ever come up with. I wholeheartedly approve, Andi. After leaving Juan Pablo in the dust, she found love as The Bachelorette and chose suitor Josh Murray as her leading man. He proposed in the…

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EXCLUSIVE! The Bachelor’s Courtney Robertson Shares Her Reading List

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Hey fans of The Bachelorette, spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. In honor of Kaitlyn Bristowe getting engaged to the man of her dreams on Monday night to Shawn B., the man who stole her heart, we are sharing The Bachelor Season 16 winner Courtney Robertson’s recommended reading list and an exclusive interview about why she wrote her New York Times bestselling book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain (Dey Street, 2015). Plus, find out how she’s moved on since ending her engagement to Ben. We’ve got it all! Courtney Robertson’s Reading List: 1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer (New Harbinger Publications, November 2013). 2. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells…

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