Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac

Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky. Flatiron, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-31330-0
Lasky (Milk) and Dimitrov (Begging for It), both published poets, jointly run a Twitter account with 500,000 followers that serves as a guide to the zodiac and forms the basis of this whimsical yet astute volume. In many ways they present a traditional handbook of astrology, giving a basic overview of astrological signs and the ways they manifest in human behavior. But the authors add their uniquely modern flair with plenty of references to contemporary celebrities, erogenous zones for each sign, original poetry written for each sign (such as Cancer: “Everyone thinks that nothing means anything. But you don’t. You loved once. Another world. You made a scene about love”), discussions of love and attraction between signs, and clever fictional scripts of text message conversations between those of different signs. The brevity of the introduction outlining the theory behind astrology will likely fail to convince any readers not already committed to the zodiac, but Lasky and Dimitrov are witty and divulge plenty about their own lives, which will entertain readers of all backgrounds. Readers wishing to learn more about their type will be charmed by this splendid handbook. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 08/12/2019
Release date: 11/05/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 336 pages - 978-1-250-26632-3
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-250-75855-2
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