@aphrabean Definitely not just you. The "girl talk" comment makes him seem like a controlling asshole. ALSO, while I admire her willingness to talk about her mental health, it I don't see how she's overcome her problems. That's fine, but I don't like that she and her bf feel they should be advising other people how to live. Spending all of your time "taking care" of yourself seems awfully depressing to me, honestly.
This book is the fucking best. I'm glad it's getting the attention it deserves.
@nina! I interpreted the article as being more about her performance overall. To me, it did seem racist. I was bothered by the fact that it appeared that she or whoever was in charge had chosen back up dancers that all had a similar skin color and build. It just seemed very much like using their particular physical characteristics as accessories, which is the same way I felt about Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls. And they were dressed as (dancing) bears! Aime Cesaire would not be amused, is my guess. I don't know. I hate to be so easily offended, but the whole thing made me uncomfortable.
I'm so sick of people acting like shoplifting is fucking cool. I kind of hated this piece in general, but I really don't understand the need to admit to shoplifting like it's no big deal. If something doesn't belong to you, don't fucking take it. You're not settling some score or being anti-corporate. I know that's not the point of this piece, but I just hated the weird bragginess of her list of "bad" things. Also, it's a pretty girl trick, so the author's obvs super-hot, because she gets away with so much? Ugh.
Can she write a second book about how to turn dog shit into clay?
I really love your writing style. So...keep it up, I guess.
I feel like I'm the only person I know who legitimately likes The Mindy Project. I think she's such a funny actress, and I like Danny and Morgan.
As disturbing as I found the whole story, I loved that she described Huntsville as the "MIT of the South." So much more nuanced than the "Harvard of the South."
@gobblegirl I think we can confidently say that he was super-good at taking advantage of the various performance enhancers, maybe the "best." So, yeah, it's really hard to know how good he would have been without them, because even if EVERYBODY was taking some PEDs, that doesn't mean they were all taking the same ones, or getting the same benefits.
@JanieS I also hate Amazon, and I find it annoying when people link to it. If other people don't want to live in a world with real bookstores, then they can keep using Amazon. But I'd rather pay a little more to enjoy going to an actual bookstore where the employees appear to be less miserable than the Amazon employees I've read about.