The Coffee Table with Jocelin Donahue

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The Gift of Books


We’ve entered into the ultimate gift-giving season and one of my favorite gifts both to give and receive is a book. It’s the gift that keeps on giving page after page. A book can do no wrong–even when left unopened it tells a story as a visual piece of art or piece of home decor. Below I’ve shared with you some of my all-time favorite silly feel-good books that are both fun to read and to share.

Mo Willems’, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed is a humorous account of one naked mole rat’s clothing dilemma and his decision to wear clothes. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is based on Jenny Slate’s and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s famous youtube phenomenon Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and is just as entertaining as the video itself. Another favorite is I Like You, written by Sandol Stoddard Warburg; illustrating friendship and love in an endearing and sentimental way, making it the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Adam Mansbach has mastered the art of a children’s book for grown ups, Go the F*** to Sleep, is an accurately comical portrayal of the difficulty of getting children to go to bed.

Hope you’ve enjoyed perusing my bookshelf,

♥ A

Life is like a garden…


Life is like a garden
And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you

-Mazher Sheikh

♥ A

Stories About Growing Up and Still Growing


Sept. 9th! 7:30pm!  Lyric Hyperion Theater and Café 2106 Hyperion Ave. LA CA 90027.

Check out: “Ellen” and “2 Broke Girls” writer Liz Feldman @LizinHollywood, “Hello Giggles” writer and star of her own upcoming pilot produced by Chelsea Handler, Ingrid Haas @ihaas, “Family Guy” writer and “Dog Days” author, Dave Ihlenfeld @daveihl, Gawker writer Louis Peitzman @LouisPeitzman, Fuel TV producer and actor, Ryan Flynn, @hellogiggles writers and BFFs Amanda Kretzmann and Kathryn Wahl, and more!!!!!