—Good and Mad: The Evolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
In 2016, author Rebecca Traister wrote All the Single Ladies (a bestseller) which inspired this podcast episode of The Simple Sophisticate (episode #94). The book was included on The New York Times Notable Books of 2016 and the Best Books of 2016 selected by The Boston Globe, NPR and Chicago Public Library. Her new book, which was released this past Tuesday and written in Traister’s trademark skilled ability to communicate with clarity, credibility and passion, “tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court.”
I devoured All the Single Ladies and appreciated its depth of reasoning and ability to bring the truth of many women’s experiences to the forefront. I look forward to extending my knowledge of the journey of American women’s history through the 21st century who simply want to be treated and seen as equals regardless of their sex or race when I pick up Good & Mad. Perhaps a new episode of the podcast will be forthcoming.
Actress Jodie Whittaker stars as the new Doctor Who and the first female Doctor Who in the 11th series and as the 13th doctor to play the role of the beloved sci-fi series. Have a look at the trailer below, and tune in to BBC America this Sunday night for the premiere.
—Let’s Stay In: More Than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love by Ashley Rodriquez
In her second cookbook (her first – Date Night In received high praise), author Ashley Rodriquez shares breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts to be shared with family, friends, and neighbors that focus on “effortless hospitality, meaningful family meals, and an appreciation for the magic of meals shared with others.”
—The Pretty Dish: More Than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out by Jessica Merchant
If you’re looking for creative, fun new ideas when it comes to working with your food for not only your meals but your beauty regimen, Jessica Merchant’s new book is just what you might be looking for.
—Pull Up A Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours by Tiffani Thiessen
Perhaps you tuned into Tiffani Thiessen’s cooking show on Food Network – Dinner at Tiffani’s – which aired for three seasons. And if you did, you saw her cooking for not only her family, but her friends from work and everyday life (many of which are both from recognizable television programs and films). With each meal she made, she offered delicious, playful, simple and delicious ideas. In her new cookbook, out this past Tuesday, discover ideas such as Stuffed French Toast or her husband, Brady’s Favorite Short Rib Enchiladas for family-friendly meals, Curried Deviled Eggs or Boozy Date Milkshakes for special-occasion treats.
While the film’s storyline isn’t new (A Star Is Born has been produced three previous times, beginning in 1937), the actors who have stepped up to the main roles certainly bring with them memorable talents (albeit, it’s hard to top Barbra Streisand). Personally, I am drawn to the film to see Lady Gaga, and hear her incredible voice which is immediately recognizable even if you don’t recognize her without her trademark blonde hair. Have a look at the trailer below and look for it in a theater near you starting today.
GIVEAWAY!—Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure by Tish Jett
I am excited to share that one lucky TSLL reader will win a copy of Tish Jett’s new book Living Forever Chic. As I shared in this detailed post this past August during TSLL’s French Week, her new book which was just released this week, is full of beauty and lifestyle tips and secrets from her life these past few decades living in France.
To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and enter by Sunday October 7th at 8pm Pacific Time. Bonne chance!
—Maison: Parisian Chic at Home by Ines de la Fressange
Another Francophile gem I have had the opportunity to look through is Ines de la Fressange’s new book that steps into a new niche – decor. You may remember her previous books on Parisian Chic and Parisian Chic Look Book, and having covered quite extensively one’s style as inspired by Parisian life, now a new foray into decor. Fifteen Parisian homes in fact (Ines’s as well). Full of vivid photography showcasing ample inspiration and ideas from the use of natural elements (bamboo, wood, linen, etc.), to incorporating vintage finds and signature touches. Be sure to pick up this book if you are looking to add a touch of Parisian style to your sanctuary. For me, I am most enjoying it as I look ahead to the winter when I will be diving into a few projects here and there in my own cozy cottage.
—Cuyana Silk Tee Dress (black too)
A simple silk dress, in a classic, timeless hue. Summer, early fall, late spring – yep, this dress would be to my liking for many years to come.
—The Good Cop, Netflix
I stumbled upon a worthwhile cozy mysteries series if you are looking for a caper storyline similar to the light-heartedness of Monk. Many may recognize Josh Groban as a record chart topping singer for his gift of a voice, but what I did not know was that he originally studied acting until his voice was heard by producers and he swiftly left Carnegie Mellon University to work on his first album. Having recently starred on Broadway, he now stars in Netflix’s new series alongside Tony Danza The Good Cop (Groban is the Good Cop, and Danza, plays his father, the not-so-good cop). I happened upon this series just over a week ago, and have since completed the entire series (10 episodes). It’s simple, not gruesome, and funny in its own way. Have a look at the trailer below to find out more.
Hello Weekend! I am imagining snuggling up in freshly laundered linen sheets to catch some much sought after deep sleep, a comfort, homecooked meal, time to read, time to relax and time to just be at home this weekend. It is forecasted to rain over the next few days, and I for one, do hope it will. I am ready with books, a well-stocked kitchen and time to unwind. What will you be up to this weekend?
If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this coming Monday (Canada), I want to wish you a wonderful holiday gathering, and if you are simply and excitedly looking forward to the weekend and a shift of schedules, I hope you have a lovely time doing what you most enjoy. Thank you for stopping by this week, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway by this Sunday! Until tomorrow when the new episode of The SImply Luxuriosu Kitchen vodcast goes live, bonne journée!
~10 Powerful Lessons from The Alchemist [Paulo Coelho’s blog]
~Where Happiness is Found: The STories Too Many People Believe for Too Long [Marc and Angel]
~Just in case you didn’t know, and what to do now that you do – Facebook was Hacked: 3 Things You Should Do After the Breach [The New York Times]
~How to Spend Your Working Day Wisely and Actually Get Things Done [The Art of Improvement]