Book Club

Nina Garcia To Pen Budget-Conscious Fashion Guide
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/28/2009 - 14:00

Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia is busy working on her third fashion book, due to be released in August. The Style Strategy: A Less is More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart will teach women how to look like a million bucks on a budget.

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Things We Learned from Perez Hilton's New Book
By Monica Herrera | 01/06/2009 - 15:18

In between the running list of "celebrity sluts" and a Lindsay Lohan case study (they're not totally unrelated), there's actually plenty of priceless wisdom to be found in Perez Hilton's first book, Red Carpet Suicide: A Survival Guide on Keeping Up with The Hiltons ($17,

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True Story: Gabriel García Márquez Is Writing A New Novel
By Monica Herrera | 12/10/2008 - 09:11

The only thing cooler than morning photos of Ricky Martin's babies? Gabriel García Márquez is confirmed to be writing a new novel, his first since 2004's Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes.

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GET CULTURED: There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/21/2008 - 15:05

That is most definitely true, especially in this crapulent economy. But thankfully, there is such a thing as free Junot! Diaz, that is. The Pulitzer Prize-winning hottie (well, if nerds are your thing as they are mine) is doing a reading on Monday Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Solas Bar in NYC. So put down that new Bolaño book, which will likely take you three lifetimes to finish, and join the 39-year-old Dominican author as he thrills us with passages from his critically acclaimed, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

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GET CULTURED: Tonight, I can write the saddest lines...
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2008 - 13:47

Sigh. I still remember the first time I came across those words back in middle school. Miss Toranzos (I think she’s on Facebook now!) made each one of us learn Neruda’s “Poema 20″ in its entirety and then recite it in front of the whole class. Of course the boys all made fun of the girls because, well, little did they know they too would be vulnerable one day.

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Ivy Queen to Write Autobiography
By smundhra | 11/07/2008 - 11:06

Clear some space on your bookshelf. Our favorite reggaetonera, Ivy Queen, has decided it's time to tell the world about how she clawed her way to the top by writing her very own autobiography, titled Detrás del Glamour.

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Mario Lopez to Write Children's Book
By smundhra | 09/30/2008 - 09:36

We've seen Mario Lopez sign up for some pretty random gigs to keep his name in the papers, but children's book author is one that even surprised us.

The muscle-bound actor is working on an illustrated children's book called Mud Taco, based on his adventures as a Mexican kid growing up in California. In keeping with the family-friendly theme, Mario will be working with his sister Marissa to write the book, which will come out next year.

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25 Books Every Latina Should Read
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2008 - 16:51

In response to Esquire's list of 75 Books Every Person Should Read (which we found ludicrously tilted in favor of old, dead white dudes), we decided to compile a list of the best literature every Latina should check out. Although we focused on Latin American literature, there are also a few universal masterpieces that we were compelled to include.

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The 6 Hottest Beach Reads!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2008 - 12:52
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Dayanara Torres Talks About Divorce From Marc Anthony in New Book
By Latina Staff | 02/27/2008 - 13:54

Looks like things between Dayanara Torres and her ex-husband Marc Anthony are about to go from bad to worse. The New York Postreports and has confirmed that the former beauty queen and ex-Mrs. Anthony has written a book, called Married to Me: How Committing to Myself Led to Triumph After Divorce, about her split from Marc—who left her for Jennifer Lopez--and how she eventually found happiness again (in the arms of hunky Amaury Nolasco, of course).


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