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Against Love: A Polemic

by Laura Kipnis

Who would dream of being against love? No one.

Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions.

But is there something a bit worrisome about...


The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection: A Novel

by Martin Page

Another mordantly hysterical tale from the author of the cult favorite How I Became Stupid

A funny yet poignant tour of one young man's existential crisis, The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection is another short...


Chas Addams Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of You

by Charles Addams

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts

by Michael Taeckens

From Junot Díaz, Lynda Barry, Gary Shteyngart, and Kate Christensen to popular up-and-comers like Dan Kennedy, Wendy McClure, and Brock Clarke, Love Is a Four-Letter Word is a dead-on contemporary collection...


Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

by Lori Gottlieb

The controversial national bestseller!

Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her...


It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy

by Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

There’s no doubt about it—breakups suck. But in the first few hours or weeks that follow, there’s one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed, especially that...


The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition

by Eve Ensler

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that...


The Bridal Wave: A Survival Guide to the Everyone-I-Know-Is-Getting-Married Years

by Valerie Krause & Erin Torneo

It starts with the IGBN (I’ve Got Big News) phone calls and a mailbox full of Save the Dates. Next comes the meltdown: I always thought I’d be married by now. Why does she have a ring on her finger and I...


I'd Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to Love My Low Libido

by Joan Sewell

“If I had a choice between having sex and reading a good book, the book wins. I notice I put in the adjective ‘good’—and that leaves me wondering if I’m not trying to put a better face on things. I...


The Female Thing: Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability

by Laura Kipnis

From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.Women remain caught...


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