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10 Books Every 20-Something Should Read

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What should be at the top of the stack on your nightstand? Our list …
Simon Doonan Tells Us Why Gay Men Don't Get Fat
This hilarious and at times demented page-turner will have you lau…
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What We're Reading: The Magician King
Lev Grossman's leading lady in his follow up to The Magicians steals…
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What We're Reading: The Little Black Book of Big...
Keep falling for the wrong guy? This book has got you covered.
What We're Reading: This Summer's Hottest Page Turner
J. Courtney Sullivan arrives, once again, on the literary scene, but this time, with a perfect (and smart) beach read.
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What We're Reading: A Rallying Cry for Books
A memoir that sheds light on the father-daughter bond, and the importance of reading.
Exclusive Q&A: Melanie Notkin is The Savvy Auntie

Not a mom? Doesn't mean you can't join the Auntorage.

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6 Things You Can Tell about a Guy Who Reads Jane Austen
If he loves the popular author, is that a good sign?
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Exclusive Q&A: Candace Bushnell on What's Next for Carrie Bradshaw
Details on Carrie Bradshaw's teen years and whether Blake Lively might be the next Carrie.
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What We're Reading: A Memoir That's Nowhere Near Normal
Ever been obsessed with something? Read about a woman who can't control her obsessions.
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What We're Reading: More Than a Beach Read
Jump start your summer reading with this suspenseful family drama about the secrets three sisters uncover in their Marthas Vineyard bea…
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What We're Reading: An Eye-Opening Memoir
One woman's fight against sex trafficking.
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What We're Reading: A Lustful, Literary Memoir
One woman sacrifices everything for the chance to pursue her passion.
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What We're Reading: A Book About…Reading More Books
Stephanie Staal's new memoir discusses how literature and feminism have influenced who she's become as a women.
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What We're Reading: Losing Graceland
After getting dumped by his girlfriend and graduating college with a not-so-promising Anthropology degree, Ben Fish is well on his way …
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What We're Reading: The Witch's Daughter
Wands and broomsticks aside, this girl seriously knows how to save the world.
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What We (And You!) Read in 2010
We asked what your favorite new books were in 2010here are your answers!
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What We're Reading: A Hoarder's Daughter's Memoir
This week's book takes a gripping look at what it's like to grow up as the daughter of a compulsive hoarder.
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What We're Reading: New Yorker Short Stories
Impress your friends with this week's buzzy new book.
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What We're Reading: New Edition of Coelho's "The Alchemist"
The classic allegory has been reinvigorated with vivid illustrations.
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Review: Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Aidan Donnelley Rowleys debut novel, Life After Yes, doesnt bill itself as a fairytale and its not one.
The Surprising Ways to Beat Fear
Tapping into your inner Wonder Woman may actually be an issue of matter over mind.
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Need to Read: Corked
In her debut memoir, Corked, Kathryn Borel unpacks a tragicomic father-daughter drinkfest through the finest French vineyards.
Eat, Pray, Love...Marry?
In this month's Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love)conducts an informal surve…
Myths About Your Period
Sex when your friend's in town? Sure, say Susan Kim and Elissa Stein, the authors of Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation.
MC Book Club: A Country Called Home by Kim Barnes
This month, the MC Book Club follows one couple's ill-advised attempt to go country in Kim Barnes' A Country Called Home. Worth your pr…
A Woman's Battle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
One woman's battle with obsessive behavior.
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You're Invited: Live Book Club Event
Please join the editors of Marie Claire, author Lucinda Rosenfeld and Little, Brown and Company for the second live staging of the Mari…
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Book Club: I'm So Happy For You
Toxic friendships are the focus when the MC Book Club takes on Lucinda Rosenfeld's I'm So Happy for You. Worth the extra weight in your…