Archive for June 2013

The Art of Deflect and Blame: Another Scary Lance Armstrong Interview

The Art of Deflect and Blame: Another Scary Lance Armstrong Interview
Another Lance Armstrong interview and one thing remains clear—for him, denial is still just a river in Eygpt. This morning’s Lance Armstrong interview comes on the eve of the 2013 Tour De France—a race, he claims, no one can win without doping. Sounds like a new-fangled philosophy riddle to me—If you hold a race and... Read more »

Oprah and her Bad Advice for Book Club

Oprah and her Bad Advice for Book Club
God, how I love/hate Oprah. I love love love that she single-handedly saved the publishing industry with her book clubs, right? And she’s a doll to offer up some pretty kick-ass book club reading. (I’m being for real, here. Loved “Wild” and “Hattie” was depressing, but beautifully written.) So there’s nothing like waking up to... Read more »

Summer Reading: 5 Books for Bad Moms

Summer Reading: 5 Books for Bad Moms
Chances are, if you see evidence of my bad mom-ness, there’s a book to blame. Summer is the season of outdoor reading. At the pool, on the deck, in the bleachers at the kids’ ballgame … there’s no better time to lose yourself in someone else’s story. It’s also the season I am supposed to... Read more »
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Bieber 2.0: A Book Review for The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

Bieber 2.0: A Book Review for The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Creepy, voyeuristic and entertaining. That’s what you get with Teddy Wayne’s “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine”—the somewhat sad, cynical tale of an 11-year-old bubblegum pop star with a meddling mother-manager and no dad anywhere to be found, except just maybe on Internet fan forum message boards. Readers join our pipsqueak protagonist on tour for... Read more »

Book Review: Inferno a Ferocious but Fuzzy Read

Book Review: Inferno a Ferocious but Fuzzy Read
If only we could all use amnesia as an excuse for being forgetful. And so it goes with Tom Hanks … I mean, Robert Langdon in Inferno, Dan Brown’s latest novel and the third in his series featuring the whipsmart art and symbology (I think I just made up a profession) professor. Hanks/Langdon has just... Read more »

5 Hockey Movies with a Side of Cheese

5 Hockey Movies with a Side of Cheese
A girl can’t live on books alone. Here’s where you learn something about me that you may or may not already know—I fancy myself a sports fan. Not so much that I can recite the ERA stats of the 1971 Chicago Cubs starting rotation, but enough that I can name some of the key players... Read more »
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