Two notes: First, I’m not interested in having the “fat = unhealthy” argument in the comments. BTDT. If you’re the type of person “worried” about fat people’s health, I know. Keep it to yourself, kthx. Second, this is apparently the year of reading books that heavily feature “the F-word” and I swear there was a book out there somewhere about that word in particular that I should probably find, buy, and close the year out by reviewing. (And now, some filler to keep […]
Where my Murderinos at? Part self-help book (kinda), part memoir (mostly), and all kinds of things you didn’t know about Georgia and Karen (and probably weren’t afraid to ask), Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered is a breezy, easy read with some serious points underlying all the humor — a lot like the “My Favorite Murder” podcast only written down in a version you can hold! We have gone from living inside your headphones to pouring ourselves out onto the page like a couple of […]
I think this self-help book was originally mentioned in the comments to a Captain Awkward post, but of course I can’t find it now so who actually knows? Emily and Amelia Nagoski are here to tell you that feelings are good, we need to complete the stress cycle, and that “wellness” isn’t another should to beat yourself up over. Over which to beat yourself up? Anyway…it’s above average, I’d say, and in large part because their target audience is very specific.
“Horror,” Laura Miller says in the introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of The Haunting of Hill House, “turns on the dissolution of boundaries […] between the outside of the body and everything that ought to stay inside.” Maybe the way horror lurks in liminal spaces, only rarely coming right out in the open, has something to do with how much I enjoy the genre. And The Haunting of Hill House serves masterfully as our guide to those cracked and uncertain places.
“It’s no good hating them. They can’t feel it, and it will only make you bitter.” — p. unknown