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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Sep 23, 2019. 5 comments

Oprah’s Book Club Is Back, Bitches

Oprah’s Book Club Is Back, Bitches

Oprah’s Book Club is back from a short hiatus I was fully unaware of ever taking place. Winfrey paid her BFF Gayle King a visit on CBS This Morning to announce her latest Book Club pick, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, his first work of fiction. Cool!

According to Deadline, an interview with Oprah and Coates will stream on Apple TV+ November 1, when the new streaming platform launches....

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jun 26, 2019. 16 comments

Girls Trips, Book Clubs, and Bachelorettes: What Makes a Women's Ensemble Comedy Great?

Girls Trips, Book Clubs, and Bachelorettes: What Makes a Women's Ensemble Comedy Great?

A curious case of a promising comedy in theory but majorly disappointing in execution was the recent Netflix film Wine Country, starring Saturday Night Live alumni Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch as wine-loving best friends who reunite for a tipsy birthday gathering in Napa. The movie possesses several cringe-worthy moments: a long rant about how millennials suck and...

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Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Mar 06, 2018. 24 comments

Every Generation Gets the Book Club It Deserves

Every Generation Gets the <i>Book Club</i> It Deserves

Finally, a movie that dares to ask: Remember five years ago?

Like it or not, a movie about the Fifty Shades of Grey cultural phenomenon is on the way. Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, and Jane Fonda (in a wig that my book-expert colleague Kelly Faircloth says looks “borrowed from the romantic suspense author Sandra Brown”) play a group of women in their 60s whose...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Aug 21, 2017. 17 comments

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen Are Making a Movie About Reading Fifty Shades (???)

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen Are Making a Movie About Reading <i>Fifty Shades</i> (???)

The incredibly A-list trio of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen are set to star in Book Club, a movie about a group of friends whose book club reads Fifty Shades of Grey. Life changes, apparently, ensue.

That is according to Deadline. The incredible plot description, in full:

Set in and around California, Book Club is a heartfelt comedy about four lifelong friends in their 60s who...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Aug 19, 2017. 24 comments

Even With Everything Else He Does, Obama Makes Time to Read Lots of Books

Even With Everything Else He Does, Obama Makes Time to Read Lots of Books

Thanks, Obama. You ran the country for eight years and you’ve also added to my ever-growing reading list. Sorry, but unlike the President of the United States I’m too busy to read.

Chief book critic for the New York Times Michiko Kakutani got a chance to interview Barack Obama on Friday about her favorite subject: books. She assembled it into a piece about literature informing the presidency...

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Marie Lodi Marie Lodi Aug 18, 2017. 18 comments

Good News, Emma Watson’s Book Club Has a Name

Good News, Emma Watson’s Book Club Has a Name

After announcing her desire to start feminist book club , Emma Watson has finally decided on its name: “Our Shared Shelf.” How quaint. Watson officially launched the club on Goodreads and declared Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road as the first book. At the time of publication, the group has over 64,000 members. Other famouses, such as Sophia Bush, Abby Wambach and Kate Voegele have also...

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