• Top 7 Chick-Lit Books of All Time Ok, we admit it. Sometimes here at The Literary Man we take a break from our constant search for literary high art perfection and stick our noses in what we like to call a real page turner. Some of us return to the old west through Louis L’Amour. Some of us like to get our pulses […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments November 16, 2012
  • What to do during Sandy? With some unexpected days off, we’ve been hunkering down, battening the hatches, and well yes, sadly, working from home. But now that the five o’clock hour is fast approaching, it’s time to recognize the main characters named Sandy in film, books, and television. And so, if you’re looking to celebrate a Sandy or two who […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 29, 2012
  • The Most Important Book of the Decade? Today, I finished what history may eventually deem to be one of the most important books of our time. The last decade has been one of dramatic upheaval filled with times of immense sorrow, fear, panic, anger, and strife. Our lives changed, as a nation and as a world, on September 11th, 2001. On that […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 23, 2012
  • Hemingway Talks of Children, Baseball, and Death It’s crunch time for baseball, and we couldn’t help but smile as we read this letter from Hemingway to Peter Viertel, the director of the film adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea in which he talks of his children, betting on baseball at the ball park, and death. Thanks to Bauman Rare Books for sharing: Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 17, 2012
  • Reader’s Block Ahead There comes a time in the life of an avid reader when there are so many options, so many choices of what to read that he or she feels the strangest of sensations: Reader’s Block. Urban Dictionary has not only defined this term but has capitalized on it: they sell t-shirts, mugs, and beer steins with […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 9, 2012
  • Faulkner’s Hot Toddy Cures Everything And now, only a day after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday, we celebrate the birth date of another great American writer, William Faulkner. To celebrate, toss back a few mint juleps as we’re sure Faulkner himself would have done. Thanks to Maud Newton’s blog, we’ve also learned the recipe for his hot toddy, which, according to Ms. […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 25, 2012
  • 30 Literary Works to Read Before You Turn 30 I have always been a voracious reader. Even as a toddler, I would insist on my parents reading practically every book on the shelf before bedtime. I loved “reading” THE BERENSTAIN BEARS and LITTLE MISS CHATTERBOX to my dolls and stuffed animals. Books transformed me to a new place, introduced me to new ideas and experiences, […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 21, 2012
  • Are Drunken Pirates Literary Men? Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate pirate literary figures such as Captain Hook from PETER PAN, Long John Silver from TREASURE ISLAND, and Ragnar from ATLAS SHRUGGED, we hereby submit to you the official Drunken Sailor: First Annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day Drunken Sailor Sing-Along a Go Go video: Yarrr!! Get […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 19, 2012
  • A Literary Map of Manhattan The New York Times Book Review has created A Literary Map of Manhattan: an interactive site where you can roam freely to discover where characters from your favorite New York City novels “lived, worked, played, drank, walked, and  looked at ducks.” Once you’ve discovered where exactly, from the northern tip of the island to the […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 17, 2012
  • Models Can be Literary Ladies, too Imagine our excitement when we stumbled across this article showing photos of beautiful female and male models from New York’s Fashion Week reading literary books! They were photographed reading books by Evelyn Waugh, William Golding, and F. Scott Fitzgerald to name a few. Just a bit of proof that there’s a lot more to models than […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 14, 2012