January 28, 2016
Reading is for Foxes Not Nerds
We know, we know: when you go to the beach it’s tempting to take nothing more than a towel and a tabloid. But there’s only so many Brangelina scandals a girl can handle until her brain turns to mush. So read a book already!
Check out some of the Stone Fox Bride’s Staff fave pics below.
MOLLY: "Wired:The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi by Bob Woodward is gripping from beginning to end. It’s a thoroughly investigated deep-dive of a biography that reads like oral history and is chock full of all my favorite topics: celebrity, cocaine,Saturday Night Live, sex, the Sunset Strip, career success and sabotage, and more. I don’t know why I love reading about tortured funny people so much — probably because inside my steely Soho exterior I’m just a mentally ill, overweight Midwestern comedian."
LUCINDA: "Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe — The lush descriptions of food,clothing, apartments, as well as political and sexual intrigue during New York City in the eighties. It is also the book that coined the term 'masters of the universe'.”
NICK: "Favorite book... that's hard. It is a changing target depending on the day, month or year. If I have to narrow it down I would probably go with Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. I had a college professor play me a cassette of The Stooges album “Raw Power” and it activated something in my brain. I had to know more so a few days later I bought my first copy of Please Kill Me. This was like 1999 so I could not just go on the internet and read about the history of punk. I went through the book in a few days and it cracked my brain open. For a long time I read the book once a year. Over the years I have probably given away my copy of the book 10 times or so. When I met teenagers that showed some interest in music and/or punk rock they got my book. I want that book to keep changing other peoples lives like it changed mine."
LAURYN: “My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Even though this series is known for it’s super terrible cover art, it is some seriously good writing. The books tell the powerfully emotional story of two friends throughout their lives.
LILLI: "The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak. A recent favorite for me - read in one day. Exploring the dark, twisted world under the glossy veneer of trophy wifedom in upper class Connecticut, this one is a real heartbreaker. It is a beautiful, honest, and depressing portrayal of wealth and gender roles."
OLIVIA: "Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. I took an amazing class in college with a professor who introduced me to Alison Bechdel's work. It opened up a whole new genre for me and I now obsessively collect and read graphic novels. The work involved in telling these stories is so impressive, they truly are pieces of art."