GGC Weekend Recs

*With bonus Family & Friends Edition Below!!!

1. Book: The History of Love , By: Nicole Krauss -- A fantastic book, both insightful and beautifully written. One of the great new books to hit shelves. Krauss is the "it girl" of the book world, in my opinion and this book proves why. A New York Bestseller that deserves to be. Buy it if you haven't and prepare to cry, laugh, become green with envy over Krauss' talent.

2. Shopping: Estate Sales -- Last week I went to an estate sale and got some serious loot. I almost forgot how much fun it is to rummage through dead people's closets for their prized possessions.

3. Product: L'Oreal Lash Architect-- Just because I'm a label whore doesn't mean I enjoy and recommend the occasional bargain. Remember Tyra? The. Best. Mascara. Ever. AHHHHHH!!!! OH YEAH! YEAH!

4. Film: Stranger Than Fiction -- I also got to see Borat this week. Genius, of course BUT the real film of the season is Stranger Than Fiction. I left the theatre elated. I can't remember the last time that happened. (Eternal Sunshine?) A perfect film. Well acted. Well written. Perfect.

5. Book (Update): People of Paper (Now OUT in paperback c/or Harcourt) -- Remember when I was super-duper pissed when I found out that McSweeneys wasn't going to print a second edition? Well... Thankfully Harcourt decided to take it on.

I got the chance to meet the author, Salvador Plascencia, Saturday Night @ Book Soup. The fact that there were not thousands of people there for the reading was shocking to me as I believe Plascencia to be the most original literary voice alive. Not only that but Sal-P is undeniably cool in person. (I kind of want to be him, is that wrong?).

If you do not read this book you are doing yourself a disservice. You can read the first few pages, here.

Bonus Family & Friends Edition




1. Cause: Sponsor Russell's Mo: See above photo of Russell's Mo/Mustache. (Yes, it seems we are all a little mustache-obsessed in the GGC familia.) My BIL, Russell, is growing a mustache for a good cause. (How cool is that?) To sponsor Russell's Mo, go here. His registration # is 21539. Support Men's health.

P.S. It seems my brother has ALSO grown a Mo for fun. Oh, boys. Crazy, crazy, boys.

2. Gossip: Hollywood Heartbreaker -- My lovely friend, Chrystie, formerly of Hot Momma Gossip (the lady-mama sold the site and thankfully started a new one.) The lady is a gossip-QUEEN and the interweb is so happy to have her back.

3. Debate: Kristen's radio show. The lovely Kristen of Motherhood Uncensored will be hosting a debate on Blog Talk Radio about parent's issues. Tuesday, November 14th, 7pm. PST.

4. Art: My Mom's Painting Blog -- My Mom has launched her own blog featuring her artwork for sale. Check her out! And tell her HELLO! She's new to the blogosphere and a teensy-bit shy.

5. Taste: My friend and BRILLIANT Children's Chef, Jenifer who's blog features AMAZING recipes for your little person/people.

GGC

15 comments:

metro mama | 6:06 AM

Thanks for the recos! I am finally going to have some time read and watch movies again in December.

Mom101 | 7:40 AM

Great recos! And just when my current mascara started getting all clumpy...

I'm so excited to check out your mom's painting blog. The talent clearly runs in the ggc family. Could Archer's poetry blog be far behind?

Russell | 7:59 AM

wow!! thanks for spreading the word! xoxo

Kristen | 2:23 PM

May have to try the Lash Architect....and great tip on the estate sales...I may have to hit one- I live in Palm beach county and I'm sure I can hit it big if I try....

Gillian | 2:45 PM

Loved, loved The History of Love. I basically sobbed through the first chapter. Nicole Krauss writes her characters perfectly.

K | 3:14 PM

Thanks for the shout-out~! I'm flattered to be included in your recs. :)

cinnamon gurl | 4:14 PM

Those are some sweet clothes! And thanks for the link to the foodie blog; already I want to try her recipes!

Uncle Dave | 4:39 PM

Thanks for linking to my moustache. SexyTime!

And I totally agree about Stranger than Fiction. I felt the same thing when I walked out of Eternal Sunshine as well.

Leigh C. | 5:34 PM

Damn, I'm such a sucker for a good book. Thanks for the recommendation.

And one in return: "Southern Fried Divorce" by Judy Conner. ALWAYS makes me laugh my ass off, without fail. Good recipes, too, especially the one for Pissed Off Turkey.

foodiemama | 8:23 PM

thanks! you made a weary and tired mama happy!

brittany | 10:34 AM

Ive been lurking as of late - cant help it, you funny lady. Just picked up The History of Love last night at City Lights along with the last two McSweeneys quarterlys Ive been drooling over for a bit (anything Eggers + beautiful book cover design = love). Oh, and so me thoughts to meself, has GGC ever thouht of lending her incredible services at 826 down the in Venice? Anywho, hugs and kisses to you and El Moostacho.

brittany | 10:35 AM

Ive been lurking as of late - cant help it, you funny lady. Just picked up The History of Love last night at City Lights along with the last two McSweeneys quarterlys Ive been drooling over for a bit (anything Eggers + beautiful book cover design = love). Oh, and so me thoughts to meself, has GGC ever thouht of lending her incredible services at 826 down the in Venice? Anywho, hugs and kisses to you and El Moostacho.

im new i guess (aka brittany) | 10:36 AM

schwoops. sorry.

GIRL'S GONE CHILD | 11:24 AM

Brittany-

I have thought about vollunteering at 826 and would love to, it's just the Archer man that's the issue. I couldn't bring him and I couldn;t really leave him in the car. Heh. I used to vollunteer with another writing group. We tutored elementary school kids and taught them screenwriting and then at the end of the session, moviestars came in and performed their scripts. It was pretty awesome. I stopped doing it, though when Arch was born.

You'll Love History of Love. :)

Anonymous | 8:26 PM

Since when has brother had a mustache? I don't know what to think of this...

-sis