Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win: “this review is going to be one massive spoiler”

This review is going to be one massive spoiler, just FYI. If you haven’t read this book and you intend to—and you want to be surprised—quit right here. K’bye. Come back and see me after you’ve read it (or maybe, in the future, after you’ve watched the miniseries). Because I mostly want to talk about the … More Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win: “this review is going to be one massive spoiler”

My Year of Rest & Relaxation: “it’s actually a grand admission of the pointedness of, well, everything”

I read Prozac Nation when I was, like, fifteen. Totes apropes. I was a junior in high school dating a guy in a heavy metal band (bonus: my parents hated him) and it meant something to be seen walking around with a copy of that book. It was part manifesto, part statement accessory, infuriating and deliciously … More My Year of Rest & Relaxation: “it’s actually a grand admission of the pointedness of, well, everything”

The Favorite Sister: “a decent story moderately well told”

I loved Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive so much that I read it—and re-read it—on a Kindle. I inherited my mom’s old Kindle which was perfect at the time. I was living in Abu Dhabi and my thirst for books was not quenched by the paperbacks available in the Virgin megastore at the Abu Dhabi … More The Favorite Sister: “a decent story moderately well told”

Bad Blood: “the opposite of imposter syndrome”

  I’ve been obsessed with the Theranos saga since Vanity Fair’s September 2016 article “How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down.” From there, I went on to read everything I could find about Theranos. Here was a trailblazing woman, the world’s first self-made billionaire. (On borrowed dollars.) Here was a product some of … More Bad Blood: “the opposite of imposter syndrome”

Waitress (Show) and A Star Is Born (Film): “the tension inherent in live performance”

Listening to: She Used to Be Mine, Sara Bareilles—Waitress It is because of Gretchen Rubin that I found myself in the second row at Waitress on a recent weekend watching Sara Bareilles belt “She Used to Be Mine.” I love Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast. I liked the book years ago, but my life was messier then—I was … More Waitress (Show) and A Star Is Born (Film): “the tension inherent in live performance”