• 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 #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 […] Verbal Vixen 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 […] Verbal Vixen 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 […] 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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