Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.
Known for playing Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, actor, songwriter, producer and aspiring director Jackson Rathbone takes fan questions about his online web series, Aim High, and the future of entertainment on YouTube.
I still have a magnet on my refrigerator that my daughter gave me which says, "My husband has my heart, but my neck belongs to Edward." I wouldn't want to become a vampire -- who wants to spend eternity as a menopausal bloodsucker? It's too violent to even consider.
Bella's character is so inherently weak in terms of personal power, that when she finally morphs into a stronger being, the clothes don't fit. Know why? Because it's not on her terms -- it's on Edward's.
A sixty-year-old man paid to write a review of this won't see it the way we would, so I shall say to all my fellow "Twilight" fans: No matter what the rating is on rotten tomatoes, we got our perfect ending. Let's celebrate.
YouTube sensation "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" reimagines Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice from the perspective of a vlogger.
Watch intently as the love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob unfolds throughout a slew of amusing comedy sketches, animations, and remixes, including the classic Bad Lip reading, trailer spoofs, emo vampire song, Barking Dawg Paw 2 Petody and, of course, "Jacob, keep your shirt on."
Vampires are both hip and international.
So why do we still insist on vetting female fantasy life through the critical and shaming lens of reality? If it doesn't pass our test of what is good for us in real life, we're not allowed to dream about it. There's nothing new about this: Women have always been viewed as the gatekeepers of morality.
With the last installment in the uber-popular Twilight saga bringing in the big bucks all over the globe, here are a few business lessons you can take away from this very valuable franchise.
From maternity t-shirts to contact lenses, here's a gift guide sure to warm even a vampire's icy heart.
The love depicted in "Twilight" is a figment of fantasy -- a co-dependent, hungry union in which two people expect to be mutually rescued and bound for eternity.
I didn't marry Edward Cullen until I was 32.
I read the New York Times. I'm a Latin teacher. I'm currently reading "The Aeneid" for fun. BUT... you should know ... I. LOVE. "Twilight." Here's why.
From the moment that Jacob freaks when he receives Bella's wedding invitation, to the very last frame of Breaking Dawn, the 5-star film is like a magnificent tasty feast that you won't want to ever end.
The ladies of Gossip Gram dish about the latest news from the set of Breaking Dawn.