She had the talent, he had the money and business savvy, and now neither one wanted to let go.

It's been a while since I've done this so I'm past due for an overview of recent books I enjoyed, including, yes, one about cruciverbalists in love.

Click the images to buy on Amazon if you feel so moved, or tell me why you disagree.

But if you want to ensure you'll get a cut you'll love, do your research first.

My advice is to peruse magazines, this Website and/or Pinterest, and find a few looks you covet.

He passed away suddenly on Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack He brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to classics such as The Graduate, The Birdcage, Angels in America and for the stage, Monty Python's Spamalot, in a career that spanned six decades.'He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT - an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime,' Goldston wrote in an email announcing Nichols' death.

The visionary director had never stopped working throughout his long career and was in the middle of a new project for HBO, adapting Terrence Mc Nally's Tony Award-winning play Master Class about opera legend Maria Callas.

It made me think of Updike’s Rabbit stories in its shamelessly raw insights into human feelings.

I've never been a young girl but reading this makes me feel like I might understand their journey a little better.

Meryl Streep, who was currently working with Nichols on the show, said in a statement: 'An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can't imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man.': 'Mike was a friend, a muse, a mentor, one of America's all time greatest film and stage directors, and one of the most generous people I have ever known.

For me, The Graduate was life altering - both as an experience at the movies as well as a master class about how to stage a scene.

Mike had a brilliant cinematic eye and uncanny hearing for keeping scenes ironic and real.