Posts Tagged ‘books’

The Morning After: Why Women Hate McMansions and Love Soft Pillows Edition

What women want.
* I am in love with Kerry Howley's book review of Paco Underhill's "What Women Want"—an examination of the consumer behavior of what Underhill terms "the female of the species" of humans. Marry me, Kerry Howley's book review:

Lionel Tiger: You Had Me At “Acidulous Hostility”

A few weeks ago, chief "Male Studies" proponent Lionel Tiger accused me of not having read his book. Guilty as charged! But now that Tiger tipster Dan has sent along the first two paragraphs of Tiger's latest, God's Brain, I can say with confidence that I've read about as much Tiger as humanly possible. Namely: [...]

Give Me Your Worst Pick-Up Lines

Yesterday, I received a copy of Julie Klausner's new dating memoir, "I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated" in the mail from Amazon. Actually, I received two copies of Klausner's book—I seem to have made a horrible misstep in [...]

Lambda Rising Bookstore’s Closing May Open New Book

Lambda Rising, Dupont Circle's LGBT bookstore since 1974, is set to close early next year. When Deacon Maccubbin, the shop's longtime owner, retires, he plans to begin work on his own book. "Every bookstore owner thinks they've got a book in them," says Maccubbin, 66. His story, he says, will be about "life at Lambda [...]

Books You Don’t Want Your Lover to Love

"Books": it's the most dangerous section of a young lover's Facebook profile. A bad favorite novel—whether revealed by accident, or deliberately placed on one's bedside table as an act of intellectual seduction—has the power to put a damper on a once-exciting courtship. I've never stopped seeing someone based on their favorite book, but looking back, [...]

Sexy Secrets From Librarians: The Lost Tweets

Those sexy librarians who are tweeting their way through the American Library Association conference aren't content with burying their innermost secrets into the social networking ether. Now, some conference attendees are preserving their stereotype-busting contributions to the nerd-sexuality canon in the slightly more permanent form of online document-sharing. Can sexy secret powerpoint presentations be far [...]

Why Young Readers Don’t Like Romance Novel Rapists

Romance writer Moriah Jovan notes a disturbing new trend among the youngsters in "Romancelandia" (that would be the realm of romance novel fan-dom). Women "who love romance novels" are mocking older romance novels for their fantastically retro covers, dated cultural references—and rapist love interests. Not fair!

Library Conference Secret Twitter Proves Librarians Sexy, Stern

When the American Library Association's annual conference kicked off in Chicago last Thursday, some attendees wanted the world to know that librarian get-togethers aren't all about shushing and stacking: There's a lot of fucking, too.