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Emma Watson Honors Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’ with a Recommendation on Our Shared Self!

Check this out! Emma Watson shared her July-August book recommendation-Rupi Kaur’s poetry book Milk and Honey-on Our Shared Shelf and acknowledged Kaur’s effort of performing audacious feminist thoughts via instagram-framed poetry.



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Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, performer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and a rising star in the interdisciplinary field of art, literature, and performance after publishing two collections of poetry: Milk and Honey (2014) and The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).


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Milk and Honey is a book about survival with four chapters regarding the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, healing, self-care, and femininity. The poems, along with their accompanying illustrations, are easily readable and enjoyable while the messages behind them are far more than you could digest at the first glance. Here’s how Emma Watson beautifully introduced the poetry:


Unlike poems I have often spent weeks unraveling, Rupi’s poems are not designed to obscure meaning or entertain too much ambiguity - they hit you like punches to the stomach. They are immediate, visceral and not easily digested. I am loathe to say Rupi has made poetry “accessible” because while this is the truth (Rupi’s poems and illustrations fit well into those famously square shaped Instagram frames), there is nothing easy or accessible about what Rupi chooses to talk about. In fact, the topics she chooses, are audacious. 


Emma Watson also shared her favorite section in the book-”Healing”-with her comment that Kaur bravely and generously demonstrates the leadership as a woman in her own life, which gave her a “new language.”



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If you’re interested in reading more about Rupi Kaur’s art/poetry/performance, pick up a copy. There’s a discussion board on Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf where you (and I, absolutely) should share thoughts and comments!


See more Rupi Kaur on her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and website.



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5 Hilarious Parody Books to Tickle Your Funny Bone

If you haven’t heard of Milk and Vine, the hilarious parody book that gained a lot of attention last year, then you have seriously been missing out. Milk and Vine satirized Rupi Kaur’s hit collection of poems, milk and honey, by taking popular quotes from famous vines and incorporating Kaur’s unique (and much criticized) writing style.


While Milk and Vine gained much popularity for its sarcastic nature, its certaintly not the only parody book out there. If you’re a fan of humor, then without further ado here are five hilarious parody books worth reading.


1. Milk and Vine by Adam Gasieski and Emily Beck





Milk and Vine parodies Rupi Kapur’s critically acclaimed (and highly criticized) Milk and Honey. Gasiewski and Beck incorporates Kapur’s simplistic language with a touch of humor.


Favorite Lines:


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2. Gone B*tch by Steve Lookner




If you’ve read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and thought to yourself, Um, that doesn’t seem realistic, then this is the book for you. Looker brings some series sarcasm to Flynn’s plot while also incorporating humor and raunchy scenes. I for one loved Flynn’s original work, but this sarcastic perspective is a must-read if you need some laughs.


Favorite Line:


“‘Amy? Hello?’ I went inside and searched the entire place. Amy was gone. Hooray!!!!!”


3. If You Give a Man a Cookie by Laurie Numeroff




If you’re a woman whose ever been annoyed by men doing…well anything, then this is the book for you. Parodying If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff and Ajar bring humor to the everyday annoyances in relationships with this feminist-esque book.


Favorite Line:


“If you give a man a cookie, he’ll ask for some milk to go with it…god forbid he should get it himself!”


4. Go The F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach




Every parent, babysitter, or well anyone who has undertaken the horrific task of putting a baby or toddler to bed will understand the struggle. In Go the F*ck to Sleep, a parody of…well every nap time book, Mansbach and Cortés offer adult audiences some much needed humor that will make putting their child to sleep so much more bearable. (It also doesn’t hurt that the book cover next to a sleeping child makes for a hilarious Insta post).


Favorite Lines:


The windows are dark in the town, child.

The whales huddle down in the deep.

I’ll read you one very last book if you swear

You’ll go the f*ck to sleep.


5. Oh, The Sh!t You Don’t Know: College Graduate Edition by Antonio Carter




Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has long been a best-selling gift granted to upcoming college graduates. Antonio Carter shies away from Seuss’ inspiring language and offers a more realistic vision of the struggles recent grads will face post graduation.


Favorite Lines:

Into the world we’re off,

This is going to be cool.

We’re going to learn shit they don’t teach you in school,

Like how to do your taxes!

Yes, that’s a big one;

It’s highly important to life in the long run.

Before you learned Trig or writing in verse.

Someone should’ve said “Hey, learn this shit first!”



So true. So true.




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Kanye’s Twitter Rants to be Immortalized in ‘milk and honey’ Inspired Book

While not exactly the book we were expecting from Kanye West, Uh Huh Honey, will have to do until then. The latest in the trend of Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey parodies, Uh Huh Honey immortalizes Kanye’s tweets with accompanying illustrations by the author Red Gaskell.




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The book features some of Kanye’s more recent tweets, following themes of creativity and expressing one’s self. 




In the book, Kanye’s inspiring tweets are accompanied by sketches by Gaskell, which he shared on his twitter. 


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I got in touch with Gaskell and asked him a few questions about his work, mostly about what inspired him to publish Uh Huh Honey

Kanye’s back on twitter and he’s been waxing poetic about life, creativity, and greatness. Everyone, whether they hate him or love him has been talking about him and his tweets. That was fun and entertaining but I wanted to make something.

When I asked him about if he would produce similar works for tweets from celebrities and political figures like Cher or Donald Trump, he responded with “I don’t know maybe.” 

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The book is now available through Amazon  


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Hilariously Horrible Book Reviews: ‘Milk and Honey’ Edition

Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey has sold well over 1 million copies, which is incredibly impressive, considering 1) it was her debut, and 2) it’s a poetry collection. That’s absolutely amazing. Thousands of people were enamored by Kaur’s relatable words and nice illustrations.


Others…not so much. Kaur isn’t for everybody, as we all know, but some on Amazon do a pretty good job of expressing what about Kaur some find so frustrating. Here are some of the most hilariously horrible reviews for Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey.


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