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Chick Lit Confessional: Elizabeth Day of The Observer takes a closer look at true-life chick lit--autobiographical writing from authors like Emily Gould, Meghan Daum, and Sloane Crosley, who, Day argues, had their way paved by the infamous Candace Bushnell, whose first "Sex and the City" column was published 17 years ago. [via The Guardian]

Meanwhile, at Sloppy Joe's Bar: A white-bearded Florida man beat out 123 other entrants to win this year's Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival (the pictures are delightful).

Literature 101: As the class of 2014(!) heads off the college this month, Slate provides its recommended reading list for incoming freshmen.

Moving & Shaking: A segment on musical prodigy Derek Paravicini on 60 Minutes sends Adam Ockelford's biography of the musician, In the Key of Genius, climbing up our Movers & Shakers list this morning.

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My sister just got back from her honeymoon in Key West, went on the tour of Mr. Hemingway's home. I did not realize that he had so many cats and that the descendents of those cats live on property.

Posted by: JT in Austin | Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 5:10 PM

We will be staying in some key west vacation rentals in a couple of weeks and my husband are excited to go Mr. Hemingway's house. When everyone else is lounging at the rentals we will be touring all of Key West. Can't wait to see everything and also lay out at the beautiful beaches!

Posted by: Lyla Burns | Friday June 15, 2012 at 7:32 AM

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