Pulitzer Prediction: Fates and Furies

  For months now, critics have universally fawned over Lauren Groff and her latest novel, Fates and Furies, and, given that I pre-ordered the book prior to official release, I’m not sure what took me so long to crack it open. Perhaps it is because the thick blue volume was the aesthetic stronghold of the…

Let Nicole Lapin Sort Out Your Financial Fiascos

Image Via Bluefly When I graduated college, amidst of sea of students heading off for careers in finance, the extent of my fiscal savvy was the knowledge of the difference between stocks and bonds. From the six months between May and November, said savvy remained stagnant. Just a few weeks ago, though, when I got a…

The Scariest Book You’ll Read This Year is Entirely True.

  Without You, There Is No Us, Suki Kim’s 2014 memoir, is the scariest book I’ve ever read. How can a memoir be scary? Because it’s a Korean-American teacher’s account of the six months she spent teaching North Korea’s most elite college students, and what they do and don’t know about the world is truly…

Business Casual: Let Aliza Licht Help You ‘Leave Your Mark’

  Some people are lucky enough to grow up with a firm idea of their ‘dream job’ and subsequently attain said job directly after college and proceed to gain renown in their field. By ‘some,’ I mean almost none. Kim Kardashian was a ‘professional closet organizer’ (among other things…) before rising to superstardom. Lloyd Blankfein…

Holidays, by the Book: Your Literary Gift Guide [Part 2]

Literary Gift Guide, Pt. 2   Without further ado, part two [catch up on the Pt. 1 & the origins of the list here]. This Part features some serious ‘it books’ of years past.   All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Read my review to find out. WHY YOU SHOULD…

Resolution, Repurposed: Your Literary Gift Guide [Part 1]

  For most people, the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on all the mistakes we made during the past 365 days and resolve not to make them again; instead of sitting on the couch watching Family Guy while mindlessly eating nachos [yes, it’s been known to happen], we resolve to end our…