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”

This Is Where You Belong: “it’s about knowing yourself”

First book of 2019: Melody Warnick’s This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are. The suggestion came from a podcast but I can’t recall if it was Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Forever35, or The Minimalists. (I highly recommend all three, by the way.) In the book, Warnick unpacks what is means to put down roots … More This Is Where You Belong: “it’s about knowing yourself”