Verbal Vixen
  • Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers This book just arrived at our house, and we can’t stop getting pulled in over and over again page by page… James Gulliver Hancock‘s bio states the following, and we say, “Draw on, awesome one…” JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK FEELS SICK WHEN HE’S NOT DRAWING. He panics that he may not be able to draw everything in […] 0 Comments July 17, 2015
  • Life, yes. Reflections on getting dressed, Dolly Parton, and the search for the ever elusive belly laugh… When I was sixteen I wrote a short essay for English Lit answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” In a nauseatingly naive tone, I wrote about a house by the sea, a small baby laughing in […] 0 Comments June 29, 2015
  • Dear Winnie’s: We Loved You, You Bastion of Kryptonite Cocktail Sloppiness Friends. Friends Friends Friends. We know times change. Bars come and go, people move on, life changes, we grow up. Time marches on. But we thought, naively of course, that Winnie’s would always be there. That we would always be able to return to recapture our […] 0 Comments April 2, 2015
  • Writers on the Red Carpet! Last night, we watched the action on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and well, if we’re being honest, Tina and Amy’s opening monologue before heading to bed. But oh! The dresses! The tuxes! The gloves! Claire Danes’ feather gown! But the red carpet really shined when we saw Reese Witherspoon grace the red carpet […] 0 Comments January 12, 2015
  • Joan Didion is the New Face of Céline Ladies, gents, Joan Didion is the new poster girl for the fashion house Céline. How baller. How literary. How perfect.   Didion is the author of two of my favorite reads of of 2014: The Year of Magical Thinking and the dark-side-of-Hollywood great LA novel, Play it as it Lays. Of the campaign, VOGUE writes, Let’s talk about […] 0 Comments January 7, 2015
  • Vintage Sean Penn For your Monday blues procrastination station here’s an old photo from on set of Fast Times at Ridgemont High: And here’s a link to 15 Things You Probably Never Knew About Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Who knew it started as a non-fiction book?! And here’s the trailer:  0 Comments December 22, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide #5 What Book to Get for Your Literary Husband Who is so High Brow in his Reading Choices That You Feel Slightly Embarrassed (but also Slightly Smug) When You Tell Him You Loved The Devil Wears Prada (and Wait, he Read it on the Sly and Loved it too but Shhhhhh)… Ladies, Gents, this is a […] 0 Comments December 19, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide #4 What Book to Get for That Baby in Your Life That Can Be Read Over and Over Again Without Making You Want to Blow Your Brains Out From Repetitive Boredom… We are parents of a young daughter who loves to read. As true literary parents, we have been collecting wonderful “Baby Lit” since before she was […] 0 Comments December 17, 2014
  • “Let Yourself be Gutted… Start Here.” OMG. OH MY GOD. Have you read Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed yet?!? This book is such a power house of wonderful bad assness. If you haven’t read this book you must. Really. It left me, a non crier, sobbing at Laguardia, sipping my tea and reading this line over and over: “My mother’s last word […] 0 Comments December 12, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #3 What Book to Get For That One Literary Person You Know Who Has Sold or Given Away All Non-Essential Books to “De-Clutter” and Doesn’t Want Any More (but Still Loves Reading Good Literature) Sheesh. This is a hard one. For all of you who are searching for the perfect literary gift for those family members and friends who are […] 0 Comments December 11, 2014