ICYMI, our next book will be Greg Sestero’s The Disaster Artist: My Life inside ‘The Room’ The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. We’re fans of trash movies around here and any insight into the mad, bizarre, awful genius behind them. We both loved the Disaster Artist movie and are pumped to read the book that inspired it. To get you pumped, here’s the scene my sister showed me in anticipation of watching The Room for the first time:
As you might have guessed, we’re about to veer right into dated and incredibly sexist relationship advice from the ’90s territory. For our next episode, we’re reading John Gray, “Ph.D.”‘s massive bestseller because people are terrible, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. It’s probably going to really strengthen our communication. As in, we will both say “fuck” a lot while we talk about how much we hated it. OR will we surprise ourselves and everyone else and get something useful out of it? PROBABLY NOT, but tune in to find out anyway! And go to your local thrift store and pick up one of many old copies discarded just like the marriages they were meant to save and read along. Cheers!
In case you missed it, we’re reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita for our next episode. There’s Pontius Pilate, a talking cat, obscure Stalin-era cultural and political references, and so much more! Has Isaac finished it already and Lauren not started it? MAYBE. Join us in trying to make sense of it.
ICYMI, we chose our next hate read! We’ll be venturing into the world of fighting, guns, terrorism, and intrigue: AKA manlit. We’re reading Tom Clancy’s classic Jack Ryan adventure Patriot Games and will be recording after Christmas. If the first chapter is any indication, this is gonna be action-packed and also sexist. Read along, if you dare!
If you did not know because you didn’t just google it right now, jabots are the collars many lady judges wear. We’re talking about them because we finally settled on our next book: Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik’s Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I suspect we’ll be learning the details of her exploits as a badass lady lawyer and judge and how she can do more push-ups than all of us and if there is a god, she will never die, at least not during this presidency. AMIRITE? Everything’s terrible, but RBG is great, and we’re excited to read something good before we dive into our next hate-read. Join us!