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Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
 The fourth and final of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, “The Story Of The Lost Child,” was released today, and it seems like everyone is catching “#FerranteFever.” Ferrante’s four-volume series follows the complicated friendship of two women, Elena and Lila, as they grow up in Naples, Italy in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. If you haven’t picked up the Neapolitan Novels yet, you should. Here are five reasons to love Elena Ferrante with all your feminist heart. 1. Read More
I reckon a husband is rather useful to have around, until, of course, he accidentally gives away your beloved copy of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by putting it in a box on the curb, not realizing its sentimental value. That misfortune recently befell one New York wife, whose remorseful hubby is now on the hunt for the missing tome. He posted this earnest flyer in Greenpoint with the hope of redemption: "I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of of Green and Franklin Streets in Greenpoint. The book is extremely important to my wife. Read More
Our love for Carrie Brownstein burns brighter with each passing day. She’s a Sleater Kinney band member, an actress, a feminist, a former BUST cover girl, and a total bookworm. I even have proof! (And more proof! Further proof! Proof beyond the shadow of a doubt!).  So it makes sense she’d curate a reading list for One Grand, a bookstore-inspired project by Aaron Hicklin. Read More
Image courtesy of Random House I once sat on Gloria Steinem’s floor (more specifically, on one of her floor pillows). I won’t tell you the circumstances under which this happened because I have been sworn to secrecy, but rest assured: Her apartment is everything you’d imagine it to be. The walls are lined with books, many of them memoirs of those luminaries she calls friends. But enough small talk. Stop everything else you’re doing. We need to chat about Steinem’s forthcoming book, My Life on the Road, the first she’s published in two decades. Read More
Image c/o: Library Of Congress A woman’s body is complicated. There’s a whole lot to learn and it doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Thankfully, these books exist to do the job. They’ve helped us embrace being a woman, from puberty to menopause (and everything in-between!) 1. Read More
The summertime is a hotbed for magical, endless, surreal, and diary worthy experiences. You know what we’re talking about: summer love, freedom, heartbreak, and sunburns. In between long walks on the beach and courting your seasonal flames, you’re going to have some down time. Read More
When Maggie Young started writing a memoir about the 23 men she slept with between the ages of 16 and 26, she didn’t expect it to become a liberating and relatable story for women living in an age still plagued by misogynistic treatment, absurd double standards, and impossible expectations. But that’s exactly what Just Another Number is: A raw, honest reflection on her adolescence through early adulthood that fearlessly details her struggles with bulimia, drugs, the military, and her dependence on male approval. Read More
This week (April 28th) we celebrated the 85th Birthday of Nancy Drew, and although her adventures can seem a little dated, we have learned a lot from this badass lady sleuth. At the time there weren't many role models for girls who were all things brainy, brave and feminine, and the values she instilled in us are timeless. Here are 10 of our favorites: Women Can Do Anything - Even In A Skirt Patriarchy didn’t stop Nancy Drew, and neither did her flawless style. This woman could do just about anything, and most of the time she did it in pleats and plaids. Read More
Our lovely former BUST cover girl Amber Tamblyn has written some raw and thought provoking poems for her upcoming book, Dark Sparkler, out April 7th. The collection powerfully explores the lives of over twenty-five actresses who died before their time, including Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Sharon Tate, and Brittany Murphy. Want more? Take a look at Amber's interview with Janet Fitch in our latest issue and scroll down for book tour dates.  And check out Tamblyn reading her poem, "Jane Doe," for us below:      Image and video by Michael Lavine. Read More