Joined: Apr 19, 2013
Joy Lanzendorfer's articles and short stories have appeared in Salon, Hotel Amerika, Entrepreneur, Writer's Digest, Necessary Fiction, Imbibe, Bust, and many others. You can follow her @JoyLanzendorfer.
25 Fascinating Facts About Foxes
10 Surprising Facts About Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
10 Things You May Not Know About 'Wuthering Heights'
10 Juicy Facts About Mary Astor’s Purple Diary, Old Hollywood's Most Infamous Sex Scandal
Mary Astor and her 'Purple Diary' were the center of a Hollywood scandal so big, it knocked news of Hitler off the front page.
10 Fascinating Facts About Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' is one of the world's most beloved novels. Even now, more than 150 years after its original publication, it's still capturing new generations of readers.
10 Facts About The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' remains one of the most loved, and most banned, books in American history.
9 Facts About The Tale of Peter Rabbit
That naughty bunny who got caught sneaking into Mr. McGregor’s garden was based on Beatrix Potter's own pet rabbit.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Walden
Henry David Thoreau’s account of his time in the woods is much more than just fodder for motivational posters—it’s a work of transcendentalist philosophy that shaped how people see the natural world today.
10 Surprising Facts About Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
More than 200 years after its publication, 'Pride and Prejudice' remains Jane Austen’s most beloved novel.
15 Facts About Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams's portrayal of John Keating was one of his iconic roles, and this drama about boys at a prep school in 1959 still endures.
10 Fascinating Facts About The Scarlet Letter
A few things you might not know about the high school English class staple, which was published on this day in 1850.
18 Fascinating Facts About Vivien Leigh
The iconic actress, who passed away 50 years ago, led a life that was as colorful and tumultuous as Scarlett O'Hara's.
10 Crazy Creations of “Plant Wizard” Luther Burbank
Even if you haven't heard of Luther Burbank, you've probably tasted his work.
11 Facts About I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The first of Maya Angelou’s seven autobiographies, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' deals with weighty issues like rape, identity, and racism. When it came out in 1969, it was one of the first books to honestly depict the experiences of a black woman gr
39 Dishes from the First Christmas Menu, Published in 1660
If the thought of planning Christmas dinner makes you nervous, be glad you don't have to prepare 11 different types of birds.