Watch “Pitchmen” on Discovery at 10 p.m. EDT
Read “What I Did on My Summer Vacation,” by Bruce Lansky
To buy: $9, meadowbrookpress.com.
Watch “Kick Like a Girl” on HBO on May 28 at 6 p.m. EDT
Read “Beowulf on the Beach,” by Jack Murnighan
Your days of required summer reading might be over, but this guide to 50 classic works like Jane Eyre and Don Quixote is a must-read. Murnighan breaks down each book into categories like “What to skip” and “What’s sexy,” making this a better-written and far more entertaining version of CliffsNotes for the out-of-high-school sect.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Watch “Taken” on DVD
Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) stars as ex CIA spy Brian Mills in this heart-pumping thriller about a father braving underground slums and high-society parties to rescue his kidnapped daughter, Kim (Lost’s Maggie Grace). The DVD features an extended cut of the film.
To buy: $17, amazon.com.
Tune In to “The Little Couple” on TLC
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