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…It’s Things Thursday: SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined?

SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined

The SuicideGirls are a group of girls that revolt against the typical ‘adult’ star, and believe that all women are beautiful in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined

To help celebrate that belief, they have created a book called SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined, and it’s “a 396 page hardcover tribute to the stunning SuicideGirls from around the world”.

The images are collected by region and represent the most beautiful nude images of the SuicideGirls from the past 8 years.

The discreet black cover is meant to match your decor and not look out of place on a coffee table when your parents come over, and all copies of the book purchased through the SuicideGirls website will even be hand signed by Missy Suicide and Courtney Riot themselves.

Check out the semi-NSFW video below for more info, or visit the SuicideGirls website to purchase for just $40.

[(NSFW) SuicideGirls – Beauty Redefined]

[Via: (NSFW) Josh Spear]

…Fray keeps it true on a quarterly basis?

Fray

Fray is a quarterly series of independently produced books that are filled with true personal stories, articles and original art. Each one revolves around a central storytelling theme, and is about proving that extraordinary things happen to ordinary people.

It’s about finding that common thread that connects us all together. And it’s an invitation and a dare to get involved: What’s your story?

For a little history, Fray began as a website, where they presented individually designed, true first-person stories. It then evolved into a series of live storytelling events, Fray Days and Fray Cafes that took place all over the world and were attended by thousands of people. Now, the book phase that they’re currently in is their third evolution, and hopefully their best to date.

Fray Books

Their first issue was called ‘Busted’, and it was all about “true stories of getting caught in the act”. Their current issue, called Geek, is about “true stories of taking things too seriously” and features 60 pages of true stories, interviews and original art in full color, as well as a special pull-out centerfold.

Fray Geek Sale

In addition, they’re currently having a sale, and for just $35 plus shipping, you’ll get the first two issues, a limited edition Geek pocket protector, and two more issues in 2009.

If you’d like to participate in Fray, their next issue is called Sex & Death, and they’re taking submissions until January 31, 200, so you’ve got a limited amount of time to get something in.

Either way though, it’s definitely a unique format that bucks the trend of high quantity, ad supported printing, and with a bunch of very passionate people supporting it, it’s definitely worth checking out to see what you think.

[Fray]

…It’s Things Thursday: Things That Might Kill You?

Things That Might Kill YouLooking for a bit of light summer reading?

Then pick up The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs.

Filled with symptoms that you probably have right now (or as I like to call them, warning signs) this book will make sure no runny nose goes unchecked, no upset stomach gets ignored, and no headache is experienced without a clear understanding of their direct link to measles, mumps, and/or the plague.

Plus, there are plenty of cute illustrations for the kiddies.

[Via: Uncrate]

…There are 100 books that every man needs to read?

Books

The Art of Manliness has put together a fantastic list called “100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library”.

It’s filled with books that change your life and shape your perspective on politics, religion, money and love.

These are the books that have shaped not only the lives of individual men, but also have helped to define the broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.

Take a look:

[The Art of Manliness – 100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library]

…Snuff is bringing Cassie Wright to life?

I’ve talked about Chuck Palahniuk’s Snuff before, but now that his some of the book’s marketing is starting to see the light of day, I thought it was worth a revisit.

If you remember, Snuff is about Cassie Wright, a porn priestess who intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication.

To give Cassie’s character a little more believability, two videos were created to promote Cassie’s previous work:

The Wizard of Ass – Dorothy is Not a Virgin Anymore:

and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bang:

Don’t you wish every book’s advertising was this…interesting?

[Via: Sand & Cotton]