Topic: Books

Matthew Rhys Is The New Mr. Darcy

Matthew Rhys Is The New Mr. Darcy

Let’s make some initial assessments about Matthew Rhys’ ability to play Jane Austen‘s Mr. Darcy without knowing anything about this man. First off, he looks like he is smiling and that is incorrect. Darcy never smiles. Or maybe he smiles at the end of the book. I don’t know. I’m having trouble making assumptions as I really do not care for Jane Austen. But some people do, which I guess is why we’re going to watch an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice every two years until we all die. More »

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

On The Importance Of Growing Up With Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

As frequent readers of The Gloss know, I (as well as many of my fellow writers, I’m sure) am terrified of the future. It’s difficult to know what direction we’re all going on, let along how to get to the destination we want, let alone whether that destination is actually what we want anyway. But one thing is for sure: we are going get older, and we can only choose how to face that fact. If you, like us, are a bit utterly confused as to how to go about becoming an adult, then you should absolutely pick up Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown. More »

The Kids In The Bling Ring Stole Miranda Kerr’s Underwear Because Of Porno Culture, Class Resentment

The Kids In The Bling Ring Stole Miranda Kerr's Underwear Because Of Porno Culture, Class Resentment

Underwear thievery might seem like the kind of activity reserved for dirty old men and cartoon gnomes, but try telling that to the acquisitive teens whose activities formed the basis for book (and soon-to-be-released movie) The Bling Ring. As it turns out, these mostly female miscreants stole mad underwear. And not just any underwear: Miranda Kerr‘s underwear. More »

Author Gets Followers To Flip The Genders Of Authors On Book Covers, With Depressing/Hilarious Results

Author Gets Followers To Flip The Genders Of Authors On Book Covers, With Depressing/Hilarious Results

The sexism that goes into deciding what an author’s book cover will look like is really quite astonishing. I wasn’t totally aware of this fact until I read this heart wrenching piece on Jezebel by author Deborah Copaken Kogan, which, among other things, detailed just how little control an author has over the marketing of her own book. It seems the literary establishment has yet to meet a new female author it can’t chicklitify.

To bring this issue to the forefront, author Maureen Johnson put out a call on Twitter for her more Photoshop savvy followers to switch the genders of the authors on the covers of well known books. And switch the genders they did. The results are as amusing as they are depressing, because they are totally spot on. Click through to see some of your favorite male authors given the chicklit treatment, and vice versa. More »

Here’s The ‘Pornographic’ Passage From The Diary Of Anne Frank That Lady Found So Offensive

Here's The 'Pornographic' Passage From The Diary Of Anne Frank That Lady Found So Offensive

Remember that silly mother in Detroit who wanted The Diary Of Anne Frank banned in schools because it contains descriptions of female genitalia that might be disturbing to students, as opposed to the rest of the things in that particular book? Of course you do. Well, we have obtained the objectionable passage, which comes from the new and unedited edition of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. More »

Adele Turns Down Seven Figure Memoir Offer, Is The Anti-Hannah Horvath

Adele Turns Down Seven Figure Memoir Offer, Is The Anti-Hannah Horvath

I don’t think anyone would debate the fact that Adele has accomplished more in her 24 years than most people do in their entire lives. She’s rich and famous, she’s won nine Grammys, and she got Anna Wintour to put someone bigger than a size 2 on the cover of Vogue. But when HarperCollins offered her over a million dollars to write a memoir about her life thus far, she said no. More »