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Author Amy Dupcak recalls being an introspective child, fascinated by her own imagination. It is no coincidence that her debut collection of short stories, Dust, tumbles headlong into the dreamy space of adolescence like a whirlpool of recovered memories. Read on for a sample from Dust and to learn more about Amy’s thoughts on “strong female characters,” on older men dominating the youths of girls, and why her teachers teased her for putting her feet on her desk: Excerpt from “In Limbo” in Dust The cafeteria smelled...
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There's a new heart-warming book that captures the journey of adoption of our beloved furry friends. For over three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has made portraits of dogs up for adoption for the Humane Society of New York, in an attempt to help them find their “forever homes.” The book, Rescue Me: Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories From New York City, features the best of these portraits in hope of getting more homeless dogs adopted. The book is hitting stores at a time...
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Ten years ago, Sophia Amoruso created an eBay store called “Nasty Gal Vintage” out of her small San Francisco apartment. Today, Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online retailer, as well as a published author. In 2014, Amoruso published #GIRLBOSS, an autobiography of her impressive career odyssey, which has since become a manifesto for entrepreneurial young women. #GIRLBOSS was the guidebook to success, the “lean in for misfits,” says the Washington Post. However, Amoruso knew that there was something missing within...
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via Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneIt’s time to bob for apples, carve pumpkins, and get out your Frida Kahlo costumes because Halloween is almost upon us and we can’t wait! On Halloween, we all get to be kids again, and yes, we do mean eating excessive amounts of candy and shamelessly watching Halloween specials with face paint on and a half-empty bag of fun sized snickers in our laps. But let’s be honest, Halloween is a kid’s domain. We can visit, sure — but...
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Purse First Abbi Jacobson's Carry This Book Goes With Everything It’s no accident that Abbi on Broad City is a struggling artist who draws when she’s not working at Soulstice or going on citywide capers with her bestie, Ilana. In real life, Abbi Jacobson, 32, is a talented artist with a degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she majored in general fine arts. And on October 25, Jacobson is coming out with her third illustrated collection, Carry This Book, which imagines the contents of...
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Frida Kahlo has empowered generations of feminists with her provocative artwork about her disability following a terrible accident, her sexual freedom, her contemplations on motherhood and her Mexican heritage. Incorporating excerpts from her letters and diaries, this new book, Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography (Chronicle Books) tells the artist's story, from her early dreams to become a doctor and her relationship with Diego Rivera to how she developed her wonderfully eclectic wardrobe. All of these lovely illustrations were done by Nina Cosford and the...
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From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times–bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, comes Nasty Galaxy —a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints—it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch. Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional,...
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Photographed by Cate Hellman ONE DOPE QUEEN Comic Phoebe Robinson writes society’s wrongs with You Can’t Touch My Hair Nobody can walk past a copy of You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, without noticing the cover. Phoebe Robinson’s first book, a collection of essays, features a striking photo of the N.Y.C.-based comedian looking into the camera and rocking a glorious red ’fro. Although she changes her hair often (sometimes it’s a loose blond wave reminiscent of Beyoncé), when it came to the...
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Emma Donoghue, best known for the novel and film Room, explores different territory in her new novel The Wonder. In a small village Ireland in 1859, we follow Lib, a nurse trained under Florence Nightingale, as she investigates the case of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell. Anna claims to have survived for four months with no food, and no drink except for a few sips of water each day. Her case is based on the real-life “fasting girls,” a largely (but not entirely) Catholic phenomenon where girls and young...
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Joan of Arc by John Everett Millais, 1865 In her forthcoming novel, writer Lidia Yuknavitch (The Small Backs of Children, The Chronology of Water) has re-imagined Joan of Arc’s frenetic narrative for our thrashing, contemporary times. The Book of Joan (HarperCollins, April 2017) allows Yuknavitch — a self-described Queen of Misfits — an opportunity to visualize the carnage of society’s warped ideologies. If anyone could tell this story — giving voice to the complexities and fury of the female heroine — this warrior-author housed in girl-body...
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