Ah, matters of the heart. So distressing. So complex. So…entertaining. The Little Book of Heartbreak tells tales of woe from history, literature, culture, art, and music from the beginning of time until today. So if you think your life’s greatest expert on the broken heart, take this quiz and find out!
No one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette—the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller—whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead.
Are you a fashionista on a budget? Take this quiz to find out if you have what it takes to get the expensive look you want without breaking the bank! Tips and more available in Andrea Pomerantz Lustig’s new book HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE.
Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them—or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist, and mother of two "adultescents" digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation’s unwillingness—or inability—to take flight.
London is still the mother ship for Americans, many of whom share the opinion of its tousle-headed, bicycle-riding mayor - that indeed it's the best city in the world. And as the capital takes center of the world stage with the 2012 Olympics, who better than Boris (as he is known) to convey how London became one of the most exciting and influential places on Earth?
If there’s one thing we love to do it’s revel in other people’s mistakes. And you won’t be able to get enough of the brainless blunders in Dumb History by former National Lampoon contributing editor and bestselling author Joey Green. Think you’ve mocked it all? Test your knowledge of history’s most epic fails with this quiz!
Think you know all there is to know about comic books? In WHY DOES BATMAN CARRY SHARK REPELLENT? Brian Cronin teams up with some of the top comic book writers and artists of today to give you 100 trivia lists about everything (and everyone) from Batman to Spider-Man, Aquaman to the X-Men, and so much more. Go on and take this quiz…see if we can stump you!
Have the sneaking suspicion that you’re working for a psychopath? You’re not alone; find out how well your boss fits the profile!
Take this quiz inspired by Jon Ronson’s bestseller The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry—now in paperback from Riverhead Books. The Psychopath Test is a must-read to learn how to spot and deal with a psychopath, at the bar, in the boardroom, or in your family tree.
Disclaimer: For amusement purposes only. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R) is a diagnostic tool used by health professionals to rate a person’s psychopathic or antisocial tendencies in a variety of areas, and a diagnosis should only be made by a highly-trained professional. But this doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun here!
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In THE WILDER LIFE, Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder—a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she’s never been to, yet somehow knows by heart.
You may be drawn to the idea of hooking up with a rich and sexy werewolf, but before you take the plunge, find out if you’re destined for a howling good time or a relationship disaster. Circle one answer for each question and check out your score below.
You may remember Rachel Dratch from her time on Saturday Night Live…she was hilarious! So, what happened to her? Rachel recounts all her adventures after SNL in her new book GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR…
Take this quiz to find out how well you know Rachel Dratch and be sure to check out her new book!
The Glass Castle meets Ball Four as Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big leagues.
An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport-and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.
You’re invited to visit this time by the talented hand of author Lyndsay Faye in her highly anticipated upcoming book, THE GODS OF GOTHAM. Michael Connelly raves “I bought into this world in the opening pages and never once had the desire to leave.”
1845 is the year New York City forms its first police force, and also the year the great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever. Test your skill with the Flash terminology and see if you could have a life of crime in the world of THE GODS OF GOTHAM!
In Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, Simon Doonan, the style icon, bestselling author, and creative genius behind Barneys New York effortlessly and hilariously illustrates why the gays know how to work, play, and dress better than anyone else, and dishes out practical counsel so you can start doing the same.
Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels, yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay.
You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us.
While you may think these questions are opinion based, the answers are actually based in fact, FYI.
Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history.
Are you a Mick or a Keith? Methodical frontman or wild guitar slinger? Or perhaps a little of both? Take this quiz created by Penguin and discover which member of this iconic duo you are.
What does your favorite font say about you?
Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy.
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and has become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional-and otherworldly- life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now, in her own words...
A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION looks at life lessons author William Deresiewicz gleaned from studying Austen's works. See if you can figure out, which book teaches which lesson.