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A Letter To Santa, From A Jewish Girl

A Letter To Santa, From A Jewish Girl 

This is a letter to Santa, from a Jewish girl. Shalom Santa, Do you remember me? I love you, Santa, and I’m just wondering why we can’t be friends.

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One Day on the Gold Line

One Day On The Gold Line: A Q&A With Author Carla Sameth

Through meditations on race, culture, and family, One Day on the Gold Line tells the story of a lesbian Jewish single mother raising a black son in Los Angeles. Read...
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9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account. Read...
Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse

A Q&A With Caribbean Author Joanne C. Hillhouse

I know from my experience reading so much lit from the world outside my world growing up, that it can help you to see the humanity in others who may not look like you. Read...
Amy Klein's The Trying Game

Cover Reveal: A First Look At Amy Klein's The Trying Game

Ravishly is thrilled to present the cover reveal for Amy Klein's The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind! Read...
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17 Fun Ways To Get Rid Of Your Elf On The Shelf

It’s that special time of the year when the days get shorter, holiday lights come out, and a doll/informant visits some houses to spy on children. Sure, The Elf on a Shelf may have seemed like a fun tradition when you first got it, but then you realized how much work it is. As a parent, you’ve already got plenty of other things to do around the holidays, like figuring out how to survive family holiday meals. And even if you are into the Elf, your kids will eventually outgrow it. 

But once you no longer want it, how can you remove the creepy little magical creature from your house? Here are some ideas:

1. Leave it in your kid’s room, but don’t bother moving it every night.

Just keep saying: “Yes, it’s still watching you.”

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Tracing the Desire Line by Melissa Matthewson

Tracing The Desire Line: A Q&A With Melissa Matthewson

I had the pleasure of chatting with author Melissa Matthewson about her recently published memoir in essays, Tracing the Desire Line.  Read...
The Heart and Other Monsters by Rose Andersen

A First Look At Rose Andersen's The Heart And Other Monsters

We are thrilled to present the cover reveal for Rose Andersen's memoir, The Heart and Other Monsters, forthcoming from Bloomsbury, July 7, 2020: A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis—an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. Read...