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Valerie Frankel

Your New Favorite Frenemy: Valerie Frankel, Author of It's Hard Not to Hate You

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

In It's Hard Not to Hate You, Valerie Frankel delivers an often amusing, entertaining, educational and at times gossipy story of her life.

Occupy Wall Street: Hate Is Good

Valerie Frankel | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Valerie Frankel

The 99% movement is the healthiest reaction to the Great Recession in the last three years. It's using negativity to achieve a positive goal.

Female Friendship Style: The Butterfly vs. The Worm

Valerie Frankel | Posted 11.13.2011 | Women
Valerie Frankel

I've always been envious of women with packed calendars and mailboxes bursting the evites. I went to just three parties last year -- and two of them were for work. Should I be worried that I have, like, five real friends?

God Must Be Crazy: The Book of Mormon Review

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Valerie Frankel

Is The Book of Mormon as subversive as South Park? Unequivocally, it is pee-in-pants funny, outrageous, and shocking.

Lady Gaga: (Not) Born to Express Yourself This Way

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Valerie Frankel

The fame monster has taken sound cues from the material girl all along. She's done it again, using "Express Yourself" as the foundation for "Born This Way." Fans are livid. Why now?

Sarah Palin's Alaska: Agenda Pushing Sad Reality

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Valerie Frankel

This is supposed to be a travel/celeb show, but it came off like an agenda-pushing political ad for the Tea Party.

The Making of a Novel: There's Always Another Story to Tell

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I visited another book club last night -- a group of super savvy women who had read The Threadbare Heart. They happened to gather in a clubhouse (the ...

How Family Holidays Feed Body Image Anxiety

Valerie Frankel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

See, I was the chubby kid in the house. My sister and brother were skinny, and encouraged to eat as much as they wanted. But my portions were skimpy.