Book Review: Man Repeller

Man Repeller. Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. by Leandra Medine. Reviewed by Louise Hilton. man-repeller

Leandra Medine is a twenty-something fashion blogger best known for her cheekily named Man Repeller website, lauded as one of Time’s “25 Best Blogs of 2012” and Forbes’s “Top 30 Under 30” the same year for her trendsetting acumen. Her recent debut, Man Repeller. Seeking Love. Finding Overalls., chronicles her major life events, all best remembered by describing what she wore (and yes, that includes some definite sartorial misfires). In chapters such as “The Bermuda Shorts” and “The Lesson of the Harem Pants,” Medine takes us on a hilarious ride from New York to Paris and back.

Sure, her world – that of fashionistas in Manhattan – may be light-years away from the one in which you and I live but Medine comes across as a down-to-earth, lovable goofball. The fact that her writing is exceptional and that she has serious cred in the fashion world make her even more interesting. Overall, it’s a quick, humorous take on relationships and making your way in the world, and her ultimate message – be true to yourself, conventions be damned, and you just might find happiness along the way – is one we could all remind ourselves from time to time.

*An edited version of this review appeared in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) on 2/09/14.

20 Somethings: Doctor Who Trivia & Cosplay

Calling all Whovians! Are you ready for the 50th Anniversary episode? We sure are, that’s why we’re inviting you to come to the Jones Creek Regional Branch on Thursday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. to play Doctor Who trivia, and participate in our cosplay contest! For more information, call (225) 231-3750.

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If you can’t make it, be sure to check out our HUGE collection of Doctor Who DVDs and Blu-rays!

Join us for Shamble-Fest!

Hey 20somethings, join us for a zombie-comedy film festival during the month of October. We will be showing a variety of movies at various locations.

Monday, October 7th, 6:00 pm @ Jones Creek Region Library
A British man must recover his relationship while fighting off Zombie hordes.

Thursday, October 17th, 6:00 pm @ Baker Branch Library
Forget the magic words? Bring a Broomstick

Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00 pm @ Bluebonnet Regional Library
He may be a zombie, but he knows he is in love.

Tuesday, October 29th 6:00 pm @ Carver Branch Library
A group travels across zombie-infested America to reach an amusement park.

Brought to you by the EBRPL 20somethings committee, for those 18 to 30. Due to movie ratings, must be 18+ to attend (Bring photo ID). Follow other 20something programs at  EBRPL 20Somethings on Facebook.