• 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
  • 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 […] Verbal Vixen 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 […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments January 7, 2015
  • 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
  • A Little Summer Reading… This summer, I’ve been on a total reading blitz. I’ve finished book after book, jumping between heavy and light, long and short, fiction and non-fiction. Even though the days here in Vermont are already starting to shorten and the nights are getting a bit cool, summer is still here, sunny, and beautiful! So, before Labor […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 18, 2014
  • What’s the Deal With Garp? Readers, working my way through my post baby book queue, I finally finished a book I started and stopped many times over the last year: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, by John Irving. And I hated it. Absolutely hated it. Like threw it to the floor and considered stomping on it I hated it so […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 18, 2014
  • On the Disappearance of Film When I was small, my parents documented our lives with a camera called the Olympus OM-1. This camera captured images of hikes, birthdays, Christmases, and life’s minutiae, rendering our experiences somehow permanent, now that they’d been properly photographed. As time went on and SLR cameras gave way to automatic, this little OM-1 sat on our shelf, […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 15, 2013
  • National Book Award Winner is a Win After reading Kevin Powers’ THE YELLOW BIRDS, we weren’t sure that anything could top our 2012 reading list. While reading it, we were blown away by the language and sheer power of the story. And then BAM. Just like that Louise Erdrich was nominated alongside Kevin Powers for the National Book Award. When Erdrich’s THE […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments January 17, 2013
  • Vebal Vixen’s Favorite Books of 2012 This year has been a year full of books. Here at The Literary Man homestead, we collect books quite literally by the hundreds, and this year brought many worthy additions to our shelves. It’s hard to choose the top 10 books of the year, as time gets muddled and I’ve questioned, “Did I read this […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 26, 2012