Posts tagged “recommendations”

  1. They don't have to be celebrity memoirs, and in fact more often than not I'd prefer they not be. The best trashy memoir is petty and willing to dish about everything – if they don't name names, they let you fill in the blanks easily enough – and tells you things you want to believe are true, even if they can't possibly be.

  2. Previously in this series.   Cher On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Cheryl Strayed Self-Help, Lorrie Moore “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception,” Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer The Drag King Book, J. Jack Halberstam Selfie, Kim Kardashian Emma, Jane Austen   Dionne Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay Les Guérillères, Monique Wittig The Future of the Image, Jacques Rancière Wuthering Heights, Emily…

  3. Previously in this gorgeous series.

    Tess Durbeyfield (Tess of the d’Urbervilles)

    A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Mary Wollstonecraft)

    Eros the Bittersweet (Anne Carson)

    Hard Choices (Hillary Clinton)

    If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge (Marc Aronson)

    Clarissa Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)

    I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (Amy Sedaris)

    Oranges are Not the

  4. A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown, Julia Scheeres For the kind of person who -- like my mother, WHO IS WRONG -- will always prefer non-fiction to fiction. It's awful, but you'll be able to sleep just fine after you finish it. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, David Shields For the profoundly secular. Blind Descent: The Quest To Discover…