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Anais Nin

Chris Christie, Anais Nin and the Enforcement of Motherhood

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

What do New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and writer Anais Nin have in common? Not a whole lot, Christie would probably say. But a case can be made for their similar positions on one major issue: the importance of motherhood.

A Woman's Sexual Awakening

Diana M. Raab | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

At this stage in our lives we know what brings us joy, what turns us on, and what turns us off. Most of us have had enough sexual encounters to be in touch with ourselves and our sexuality.

Musings on Lust and Love

Diana M. Raab | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

As I enter my 60th year, I continue to feel lust, for love, life and intimacy. I do not think we change much as we grow older, but we learn to accept who we are and what we need, and we are less afraid to go after it

Shrinking In Proportion

Edie Weinstein | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

My friend Pamela Madsen, who is a sex educator, workshop facilitator, pleasure queen and author of Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found...

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

Gore Vidal's Secret Love Letter To Anaïs Nin

Kim Krizan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Kim Krizan

"You are quite necessary to me as you know." -- Gore Vidal For years I'd wondered about the relationship betwe...

Blogging vs. Journaling

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

My passion for keeping a notebook was sparked by the diarist, Anaïs Nin, who began writing, like myself, at a time of loss. Our journals became our best friends and confidants.

Have You Been Warned? Are You Listening Now?

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Guest

Have you listened? Are you listening? Do you push everything away that doesn't make sense to you? Everything that scares you, you drown with obsession...

A Francophile Is Born

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

In late summer 1981, an incredible rumor spread among the kids in my small Long Island town: Our seventh grade class was getting a French exchange student that year.

Anaïs Nin: Her Last Days

Barbara Kraft | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

I have chosen to reveal the intimacies of Anaïs's last days as I witnessed them so that the story of her death is not lost. Everything comes back in the mind's eye. Everything comes back in the crucible of the heart.

Anaïs Nin and The Furrawn

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

These days, I'm just glad to have known the real woman, to have her insights and a record of her tremendous accomplishment in ink on paper. I only hope tangling horns with the hoarder in me didn't overly distress her, because what it taught me was invaluable.

Hot Summer Reading: Good Dirty Books VS. Bad Dirty Books

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

My best bet is that Anais Nin would have flung 50 Shades of Grey across the floor and said "Who are you kidding, honey? If you're going to read filth, read well-written, smart, sexy and good filth."

I Asked, They Spilled: Why Women Love Fifty Shades of Grey

Laura Munson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Laura Munson

From the women's locker room to the baseball stands, from grocery lines to airport gates... I've asked woman after woman what she thinks about this book's explosion into mainstream America.

How Nora Ephron Moved Me

Lisa Guest | Posted 09.04.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Guest

I'm moved because Nora, for all the success she had in the outer world, chose not to tell many about her disease.

Sexy Lit Before Fifty Shades of Grey

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 08.29.2012 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Following are five novels that, in pre-Twitter, YouTube, Facebook times, went viral (or at least had readers gasping and gossiping) in a printable sort of way.

Fearless Quote Of The Day #FQOTD

Pinterest | Bianca Sparacino | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Source: tumblr.com via Bianca on Pinterest...

Erotic Novel Author Tapes Her Own Audiobook

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

So, I always tell people this novel of mine is sub-titled "50 Shades of Shocking Magenta." Grey, it is not. Hot, it is. One reviewer, Poor Man, sent...

Women Are Honestly Writing About Sex: It's About Time

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

"If you examine sexy heroines in literature you will see they either lose their lives or their children for expressing their sexuality." I can see now why I was so hesitant. I wasn't willing to die just yet.

Writing is Cheaper than Therapy

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Since I was a little girl and my mother gave me a Khalil Gibran journal to help me cope with the loss of my grandmother, I have always used writing as a way of healing.

Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

What made Nin's work so appealing, especially to women, was that she provided profound insights into her role as a woman, a sexual being, and erotic spirit.

Evocative Portraits Of Authors

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Many artists allude to their inspirations in their works, and it is no different for artist Carl Kohler, who dedicated his life's work to paying respe...

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Becoming an Ageless Joy-hunter

Angella Nazarian | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty
Angella Nazarian

Our culture is picking up on the reality that there is no expiration date on passion. One can have it in their nineties, while some lose it in their youth.

Freud's Interest in the Occult

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 10.28.2011 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris reawakened my interest in Anais Nin. She was the flapper who decided to stay La Belle Epoque at the end. (Oops, ...

Lessons From Cairo: Make Peace With Yourself

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The Egyptian uprisings invite us all to stage a personal revolution, overthrow the inner dictator, proclaim our personal freedom and celebrate our liberation. Are you ready to begin waging peace with yourself?