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What We're Reading This Weekend: Her Stories

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Her Stories

Originally posted 10/09/2014 08:30PM

They say it's a man's world, but to the powerful, talented and hilarious women our staff is reading about this week, "they" don't know what they're talking about. Even pop star Taylor Swift, who covers this week's 40th Anniversary issue – and gorgeously channels 1974's cover girl Mia Farrow – is feeling the world's growing girl power. In that spirit, our staff is poring over real stories of modern-day female history makers.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction

Originally posted 09/18/2014 09:55PM

When it comes to being a Hollywood insider, no one's better suited for the role than celebrities themselves. With their firsthand tales of high-profile relationships, business dealings and on- and off-screen shenanigans (like those from this week's cover interview with the cast of The Big Bang Theory), stars, and those they keep close, know what really goes down in Tinseltown.

This week, our staff's reading nonfiction on real Hollywood stories, by and about the stars themselves.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Novels on Working Women

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Novels on Working Women

Originally posted 09/04/2014 06:45PM

The popular nursery rhyme says, "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage," but where does career fall into that mix? For many modern women, work precedes the other life events.

Consider this week's cover star Angelina Jolie, a successful actress prior to falling for Brad Pitt, building their family and then tying the knot much later.

And the late, great Joan Rivers's life's work paved the way for female comedians.

This week our staff is reading fiction about other hard-working gals. And these protagonists are all trying to find that elusive work-life balance.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Young Love and Loss

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Young Love and Loss

Originally posted 07/31/2014 06:45PM

Few topics are more intriguing than matters of the heart. Take this week's cover story for instance: a pregnant young wife of a Marine goes missing amid rumors of a military love triangle. When youth, passion and pain collide, it's hard to look away. This week, our staff's fiction choices are about just that – be it doomed romance or lost loved ones, these young protagonists are on an emotional roller coaster.

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Review: The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym, Weaves an Engaging Web

The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym Weaves an Engaging Web

Originally posted 06/12/2014 05:00PM

Robert Galbraith – unmasked to the world as a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling – has written a second absorbing whodunit starring detective Cormoran Strike to follow last year's stealth hit, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Inspiring Nonfiction

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Inspiring Nonfiction

Originally posted 03/27/2014 05:00PM

Transformation can make for a very interesting read. Our staffers have found three very different books about taking matters into your own hands to change your life.

Let us know what you think of their choices – and tell us what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Unusual Lives

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Unusual Lives

Originally posted 01/23/2014 05:45PM

Most of us will never live in a harem, manage a pop group or spend time in an Italian prison … but pick up these memoirs and you may feel as if you have. Share your thoughts on our staffers' latest choices – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Funny Memoirs

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Funny Memoirs

Originally posted 12/19/2013 05:00PM

As Nora Ephron put it: "The tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next." Our staffers have found three memoirs that use humor to redeem the painful moments and sweeten the happy ones. Let us know what you think – and what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Personal Holiday Favorites

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Personal Holiday Favorites

Originally posted 12/12/2013 05:00PM

It's a time for joy but also contemplation, as our staffers' holiday picks (no, not A Charlie Brown Christmas) reflect. Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Quirky Nonfiction

What We're Reading This Weekend: Quirky Nonfiction

Originally posted 12/05/2013 05:30PM

Ever wonder what the fashion world's really like, how the Pyramid builders slaked their thirst, or what it's like to work as a junk hauler?

Our staffers are finding out.

Let us know what you think of the books they're engrossed in – and tell us what you're reading.

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