Harper Re-Releasing 1956 Coming-Of-Age Novel Chocolates For Breakfast

I don't make a habit of reviewing galleys of books that get sent to me, because — unlike panning The Hangover 3 or something, after which Todd Phillips will probably not show up at my house with tear-stained sleeves — there is the distinct possibility that the author will read my review, and I don't like to hurt… » 5/25/13 3:30pm 5/25/13 3:30pm

Sylvia Plath Wrote a Children's Book and It's Delightful

Sylvia Plath, the brilliant, tragic literary giant you were Most Likely to Be Obsessed With in high school, isn't all Ariel and The Bell Jar. In 1959, she wrote The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit, a children's book about Max Nix, a boy who longs for an awesome all-purpose suit. Although all six of his older brothers find… » 3/27/13 9:30pm 3/27/13 9:30pm

All Of Your Favorite Female Writers, In Doll Form

Holiday gift alert for any of your literary-minded friends! Flavorwire happened upon an Etsy shop called Uneek Doll Designs that sells handcrafted dolls of famous authors. My favorites, above, are Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, and Judy Blume. Can you imagine if people gave these dolls — along with the books of by said… » 12/12/11 5:45pm 12/12/11 5:45pm

Broadsheet Writer: Confessional Journalism Not New, Not Bad For Women

Broadsheet's Amanda Fortini takes issue with Hadley Freeman's indictment of female confessional journalism. "How boring," she writes, "if all pieces of writing were made to meet some standard of exemplary behavior and thought." » 7/06/09 2:00pm 7/06/09 2:00pm

GOOP Scoop

The NY Observer » 10/29/08 10:40am 10/29/08 10:40am has an amusing article attempting to figure out Gwyneth Paltrow's motivation for , the lifestyle website we . As ever, Gwyneth's reasons for starting GOOP are unclear, but the at least proves that she's a total hypocrite. Back in 2004 when Paltrow was promoting the Sylvia Plath biopic , she told the…

What Do Bradshaw, Plath, And De Beauvoir Have In Common? An Addiction…

There's an article in today's Guardian asking Can a feminist really love Sex and the City? The short answer: yes. A woman's pop cultural affections often have very little to do with her belief system. But the other question implicit in this article would be "Is Carrie Bradshaw a proper feminist icon?" That question is… » 4/16/08 3:20pm 4/16/08 3:20pm

One small victory for the beleaguered women of Hollywood: writer Jennifer O'Kieffe of UCLA took the top honors in this year's Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for her screenplay Sex and Sylvia Plath. Recalling strains of Mrs. Robinson, Sex is "a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who loses her virginity to a boy who … » 10/30/07 12:45pm 10/30/07 12:45pm