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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran’s Rob Sheffield

Hi, Bookies: One of the things I enjoy most about doing this book club is that it gives me the opportunity to meet—over e-mail, anyway—many of the authors we’ve read. And what inevitably comes across is how much they enjoy hearing from readers and answering questions about their books. Case in point: Rob Sheffield.  “[A]s you can see, it was a pleasure to […]

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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Part Three

Hi again, Bookies! Well, we’re here to wrap up our discussion of Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. I have to say that I really loved this last section—I found it to be meaty and touching and (in some spots) heavy. I had two favorite chapters: New Kids on the Block “Hangin’ Tough” and Big Daddy Kane “Ain’t No Half Steppin’.” […]

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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Part Two

Hi Bookies! I hope you’re still enjoying Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. I will fess up: Like Chris, I finished the book. This week I’m feeling a little mixed. I still love it and am finding it a fun read—I think one of the reasons I was able to finish it so quickly is that it’s turning into a […]

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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Part One

Hi Bookies! So what do you think—have you been enjoying Talking to Girls about Duran Duran? I sure have. I’m actually reading ahead! That’s near unheard of for me (if I’m not into a book, it’s like slogging through mud to finish it. In fact, I usually don’t finish it). I have been reading largely on my commute to and […]

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Welcome, Bookies!

Hi! I’m Lisa Whitmore, and I’m excited to be your No Obligation Book Club leader—for the first time—this month. Here at Real Simple, I’m the senior beauty and health editor. That means I edit our beauty and health stories, research all sorts of interesting health topics, interview doctors and other experts, and, yes, test out a lot of lipstick. Tough […]

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