How To Lose Readers & Alienate People: A Review on “The Rules Of Attraction”

by Shae In her New York Times book review, published on September 19, 1987, Michiko Kakutani compared the shortcomings of The Rules of Attraction characters to the then-current run of 1980s jeans commercials: “Not only are these kids uniformly attractive (slim and sun-tanned with high cheekbones), but they also all project the same air of shiny self-absorption – a mood reinforced by the commercials’ slick, MTV-like pacing and the driving … Continue reading How To Lose Readers & Alienate People: A Review on “The Rules Of Attraction”

Lavish Reviews: “Bliss” by Shay Mitchell & Michaela Blarney

On the surface, Bliss looks like a super girly book. On the inside, it is a super girly book with an infinitesimal bit of grit and boatloads of scandal to be almost inappropriate for the average teen reader (it’s just right for the 21+ set in YA fiction). Bliss: A Novel (published by St. Martin’s Press) is a collaborative literary effort (with guidance by fellow writer Valerie … Continue reading Lavish Reviews: “Bliss” by Shay Mitchell & Michaela Blarney

‘The Sisters Are Alright’ Is A Smart, Tender Rewrite Of The Modern History Of Black Women

As soon as I read the title The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women In America, I knew that this book was going to be a must-read due to its confident air. As much as I support revealing the hard truths of what it is to be a Black woman in America, fighting the grain against not just racism but sexism, … Continue reading ‘The Sisters Are Alright’ Is A Smart, Tender Rewrite Of The Modern History Of Black Women