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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. This day seems to conjure a myriad of feelings in people whether you are "floating on a cloud" in love, or sitting around thinking "love sucks" or out there looking for "love" we have some books that can help you.

Those of you looking for a gift for someone who loves to read should pick up a copy of My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead edited by Jeffrey Eugenides. "Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name..." and this book is full of some great ones by some fantastic authors including Mississippians, William Faulkner & Richard Ford to Anoton Chekov and Alice Munroe. The proceeds will go to fund the free youth-writing programs offered by 826 Chicago, which is a non-profit that supports students (age 6-18) with their creative and expository writing skills and helps teachers inspire their students to write. The purchase of this book will help you "spread the love"!

Anthropology 101 True Love Stories by Dan Rodes is a group of stories that focus on "those fleeting, hallucinatory flights of perverse fantasy that all lovers, both male and female, are so desperately prone to entertain despite themselves". These are great stories and every once and while you can hear the staff reading them out loud to each other. (We do that when we really like something.)

What do Stephen Colbert, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt and Adam Schlesinger all have in common? They have all been DUMPED!!! Ben Karlin has put together this collection, Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me. and it is full of "dump stories" by some of today's most impressive comedic and creative minds.

So don't worry guys, you aren't the only one out there and maybe you too will learn something from the experience. Then when you are ready to get back into "the game" you can pick up Neil Strauss' Rules of the Game I. The Style Life Challenge II. The Style Diaries.

Ladies, I haven't forgotten you. This is what you need to buy for your boyfriend so he will be everything that you know he can be!! A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend For Every Guy who wants to Be One For Every Girl who wants to Build One! by Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff. This is your chance ladies to have the boyfriend you have always wanted!!!

Happy Valentine's Everybody!!