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Sometimes a DIY book is so beautiful and inspiring, you just want to live inside of it.

Sentimental moments are tempered with just enough dry wit in this collection of essays exploring Hollis Gillespie’s unpredictable childhood and the very similar lifestyle she took on as an adult.

Life in a band is exhilarating, and Laurie Lindeen, who formed the trio Zuzu’s Petals with her gal pals in the midst of the 1980s Minneapolis indie-rock scene, takes her readers along on her surprisingly deep, personal journey.

Helen Walsh's novel about an interracial couple struggling with the racist small-town England of the 1970s and ’80s courses with life but leaves us desensitized in the end.

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Rubin Stuart’s nuanced biography of Mercy Otis Warren, America’s first, Revolution-era female playwright, poet, and historian.

If you don't dare utter that snarky comment going through your head at work, let Anne Taintor's fabulous office supplies do the talking for you--while giving your desk a sweet style boost. Vintage images and retro graphics combined with witty, sarcastic blurbs make Taintor's impossibly cute, incredibly smart file folders, notepads, and other not-so-basic office staples irresistible. We got the Fancy File Folders from her Modern Office Revisited line (only $12 for a pack of six!), and we can't stop oohing and ahhing. The Sticky Notes and Nifty Notepads are also on my wish list.

Little Boots , the electro-pop sensation of the moment, had her big coming out party last night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The show - ostensibly a release party for her upcoming EP, Illuminations, was sold out well in advance, filling the room with an odd mix of fresh-off-the-bus hipsters and a V.I.P. section packed with crusty   executives-or as one attendee put it, the 'parents section.

pictured: Chiara Clemente on location during production of her documentary 'Our City Dreams.' creds: Theo Stanley/Di San Luca Films A super-cool series will be premiering on the Sundance Channel, highlighting some of the greatest contemporary women artists. The fabulous line-up will include: Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Agnes Martin, Ghada Amer, Joan Mitchell, Nancy Spero, Alice Neel, Kiki Smith and Swoon. The series will begin next Monday, May 25.

Talented San Francisco-based artist Thorina Rose chronicles life--and ultimate triumph--after divorce.
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