The Forgotten Lifestyle Star Who Taught Women of the 1930s How to 'Live Alone and Like It'

Bestsellers that are annoyingly ubiquitous one decade have a funny way of slipping out of the cultural consciousness over the next. It makes the history of publishing a rich site for pop cultural archeology. Case in point: Joanna Scutts’ new book, The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live…

I Read I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To So You Don't Have To

“Hmmm...” said the man behind the counter at McNally Jackson as he looked at the book I was buying while he rang up my purchase. There was the cover, loud and proud: I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After. “It’s for work,” I responded, with a high laugh I…

How The He's Just Not That Into You Guy Actually Helped Me Get Over My (Married) (Strip Club DJ) Ex-Boyfriend

Tormented? Driven witless? 99 problems but therapy bills ain't one? Welcome to "Save Your Life, Cheap!" in which we write about the dumb things that get America's uninsured through hard times. AA meetings, James Joyce, Ani di Franco, suicide hotlines…anything nonalcoholic can apply, the more embarrassing the better.…