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by / on June 27, 2013 at 10:50 am / in The Twisted Library

Remembering Nora Ephron – Beyond the Films

June 26th marked the one-year anniversary of the great Nora Ephron’s death. Best known for writing classic romantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally… and Sleepless in Seattle, Ephron’s journalistic and literary achievements are sometimes forgotten. The daughter of two screenwriters, and one of four sisters, all of whom became writers of some sort, her pedigree and talent were obvious […]

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by / on June 24, 2013 at 11:45 am / in The Twisted Library

Night Terrors: A Hilarious Take on Sex & Dating

Warning: this book is not for everyone. Unless you have an open mind and don’t squirm easily, you can stop right here, because as the title implies, this book covers sex, dating, puberty and other alarming things–emphasis on alarming. Ashley Cardiff‘s debut novel, Night Terrors: Sex, Dating, Puberty, and Other Alarming Things is a great read for those looking for […]

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by / on June 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm / in The Twisted Library

Say What?! We Never Learned This in Class!

Stefana M. Albu is a mind reader…it’s as if she took all my thoughts after graduation and transformed them into a well-articulated and clever book. In this quick read, We Never Learned This in Class!: The Reality of Life After College, Albu addresses the hardships facing college graduates in this day and age — from struggling to find the right […]

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by / on May 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm / in The Twisted Library

Scorching Hot Summer Read: Inferno

Inferno–the latest installment in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series. As the name implies, its storyline revolves around Dante’s Inferno. With such success with prior novels, Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, Brown fans were a bit let down by The Lost Symbol. Luckily, that was not the case with Inferno. Dan Brown is one of the best-selling authors in […]

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by / on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 am / in The Twisted Library

On The Secret Language of Dogs

In the last few years, the luxury pet market has become a very lucrative consumerist niche. Thus, it is not surprising that Jocelyn Kessler’s The Secret Language of Dogs made it to print. The author is a Hollywood-based “dog psychic” who aids humans in better understanding their canine companions, and her book is a compendium of anecdotes and lessons from […]

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by / on May 8, 2013 at 9:50 am / in The Twisted Library

This is How…To Write a Great Self-Help Book

For most, Augusten Burroughs‘ name is synonymous with his best-selling memoir, Running with Scissors, an account of his troubled and, at times, disturbing adolescence in Western Massachusetts. His most recent work, This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t, is quite a different venture; in chapters with titles like, “How to Hold On to Your Dream or Maybe Not,” “How to End Your Life,” […]

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