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    Siracusa

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    Apparently, a talent for stinging humor—particularly about marital deceit—is part of the Ephron family DNA. Siracusa by Nora’s sister Delia has all the wit and delicious bite of her older sis’s book, but adds a layer of psychological suspense that makes this tale about two couples whose relationships unravel while on vacation simply irresistible.

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  • The cover of the book Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

    Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

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    Here’s another delicious vacation-gone-wrong story, this one in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Jenna has brought two families together to celebrate her reliable husband Peter’s 50th birthday, and the margaritas are flowing. But then Jenna overhears Mr. Reliable making clandestine phone calls while her daughter cozies up to the bad-boy of the group, and paradise collapses—in more ways than one.

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  • The cover of the book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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    Actually, we all want to hang with the completely adorable Mindy Kaling and her brilliant wit, and this book gives us that opportunity. Her steady stream of bon mots (eg: “What is the perfect amount of fame? So famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law.”) will have you spitting out your pinot noir.

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  • The cover of the book Why Not Me?

    Why Not Me?

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    The essay “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) Also delightful is simply skipping to the part where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

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  • The cover of the book Not That Kind of Girl

    Not That Kind of Girl

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    This should be required reading for everyone. Period. But short of that, this collection by the creator and star of the game-changing television show Girls is a must-read for women everywhere to better navigate their lives in today’s culture. Dunham’s candor, wit, and keen observations are only part of the pleasure—her writing is sublime.

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  • The cover of the book The Portable Dorothy Parker

    The Portable Dorothy Parker

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    Before Nora, Mindy, and Lena there was Dorothy Parker, who ruled the famed Algonquin Round Table—and New York society in general—with her rapid-fire witticisms. But she was also an astute critic, poet, playwright, and journalist. This recently revised deluxe edition offers a rich selection of her stunning work.

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  • The cover of the book I Was Told There'd Be Cake

    I Was Told There'd Be Cake

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    With this debut collection of wry, hilarious, and droll literary essays, Crosley deservedly had praise rained down upon her. How can you resist a writer who unintentionally despoils an exhibit at New York’s Natural History Museum? Answer: you can’t, so succumb to the pleasure derived from Crosley’s vignettes of Manhattan life.

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  • The cover of the book Le Divorce

    Le Divorce

    It takes a special talent to make divorce funny. Nora Ephron had it, and so does Diane Johnson, whose social comedy set in Paris about morals, money, marriage, and murder delightfully presents the clash of cultures—particularly in matters of the heart—between les Américains and les Français.

     
  • The cover of the book There Are No Grown-ups

    There Are No Grown-ups

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    Now that Bringing Up Bébé author Pamela Druckerman’s bébé has been brought up, she can focus on other things—like a brilliantly witty dispatch from the frontlines of her 40s. Her observations such as “You can no longer wear anything ironically,” or “you become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth,” are as agreeable as a chilled Cosmo after a long day.

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  • The cover of the book Eat Pray Love

    Eat Pray Love

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    If you haven’t read this tale of an American woman who leaves all of the trappings of modern American success behind (including her marriage), it’s time you did. If you have, you already know that it’s just as wonderful the second (or third) time around. It’s such a joy to travel along with Gilbert while she explores the art of pleasure in Italy, the art of devotion in India, and balance between the two in Bali.

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