Tis the season! Stumped as to what to get your sister, cousin, mom, aunt, grandma or guardian angel for Christmas? Fancy cosmetics, gift cards and cozy socks are all well and good, but for an equally affordable, crowd-pleaser of a gift, try the just-released Book of Jezebel.


Lavishly designed, with over 1,000 smart and opinionated entries on everything from Cunnilingus to Sex and the City, this illustrated coffee-table tome is beloved by critics and readers alike. (Maureen Corrigan of "Fresh Air" calls it “jolly,” “gorgeous,” “witty” and “unruly”; The Boston Globe calls it “irreverent and informative.”)

Just one warning: After taking a peek inside, you’ll probably want a copy for yourself, so splurge a bit...and buy two.

$27. Available at booksellers everywhere and at Amazon.com.

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