Book Review: The White Album

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” This simple sentence is how The White Album, a collection of essays written by renowned journalist Joan Didion, begins. Perhaps, no one is a greater example of this idea than Didion, herself. Her command of the English language and her way of storytelling will change the way…

March Book Review: Naked

Naked is a collection of essays written by David Sedaris that follow his life from his unconventional childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina through his college years, and closes with the title essay about his week at a nudist colony. It was published in 1997 and is the second of now 10 books that Sedaris has…

Speakeasy’s Book of the Month: ‘Out’

    This is Speakeasy Mag’s first installment in our new “Book of the Month” series.  There’s no better way to fight off the winter blues than reading a great book. My fiction selection for this month is a high-intensity thriller that I promise will whisk your mind away from the freezing weather. “Out,” by Natsuo…

“Gone Girl” graces movie-goers with Affleck’s bare booty (and partial insanity)

Warning: some spoilers ahead.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks (or binge-watching the last season of “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix – totally not judging), you know that the highly anticipated book-turned-movie, “Gone Girl,” was released this past weekend. For those who read Gillian Flynn’s book and for…