The Written Word

VIE’s Pick of the Week

Haley’s pick of the week is a book that really impacted her, 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Know

by the Time She’s 30 by Pamela Redmond Satran and the editors of Glamour.

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I like to think of myself as someone who’s aware and open to changing times as the years steadily march ahead, be it through Instagram or skinny jeans or NASA’s latest Curiosity. So when my husband and I recently bought our first iPad for our business, why did I never expect to read a book on this electronic gizmo?

As summer comes to a close, Jane Cobb gives us this poem she happened upon and was inspired by. May we soak up the moments and find “a small gift of unexpected astonishment” in them.


Jane Cobb offers us some “guilt-free” summer reading with “Interpreter of Maladies,” Jhumpa Lahiri’s Pulitzer Prize winning compilation of fictional short stories.


Jane reviews Luis Alberto Urrea’s national bestseller, The Hummingbird’s Daughter.


Jane Cobb gives us some cookbooks that are sure to keep your household asking for seconds!


Even though some of us can’t make it to Paris this summer, Jane Cobb gives us some summer reads that will let our imaginations pretend we are there.


Find out how you can get a sneak preview of the next issue of VIE!


In honor of our upcoming wedding issue, our Written Word contributor, Jane Cobb, writes about the true meaning of romance and how she feels society has changed the perception of what real love is.


Jane Cobb reviews Hazel Rowley’s biographical piece Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage.