• 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 […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 17, 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 […] Verbal Vixen 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:  Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 22, 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 […] Verbal Vixen 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 […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 11, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #2 What Book to Get for your Brother Who Eats Oysters Fresh From the Sea, Man Crafts Like Mad, and Splurges on the Perfect Sled for his Niece Buying a Christmas gift for my Salty bro is always an exercise in creativity. First and foremost, TIME is of the essence. When my brother isn’t working, he’s probably doing one […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 9, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #1 What Book to Get for Your Mother In Law who Works in Academia, Loves Jean Le Carre, Lives A Million Miles Away, and Loves her Son (Your Husband) Always Over the weekend I received a perfect little email: “Drew my mother in law’s name out of the hat for Christmas and she wants: ‘A really […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 1, 2014
  • Literary Home for Sale Cheever once wrote, “It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, “I drank too much last night.” If you happen to share a moment with Cheever’s characters and are in a Sunday Funday kind of mood needing to have a hair-of-the-dog-drink-to-kill-that-hangover, it might be worth your while to throw back a […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 15, 2014
  • I Still Love You New York Last summer, we left the city of New York. Our Cherokee (the old boxy type, hurriedly but lovingly bought in a crowded lot in Long Island) was loaded down with precious cargo- things too special to load into the moving truck. A note from translator Gregory Rabassa inscribed into Cortazar’s HOPSCOTCH, my  grandmother’s demitasse cups. […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 12, 2014
  • Literary Tourist Today, we’re featuring the coolest most useful website ever: Literary Tourist. As you travel this summer, take a moment to research your next literary adventure by entering your travel destination and BOOM: up come literary festivals, book stores, fairs, rare book libraries and the like. This site is a literati dream. Whether you’re heading to […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 29, 2014