Jul 29, 2021

Shit, Actually by Lindy West

Not sure why I didn’t review this immediately after listening, because it’s so good I’ve listened to it twice now. And I’ll probably listen again.

if you like funny, loving, feminist takedowns of movies from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s

if you’re currently trying to reconcile what to do about all your problematic favorite movies

if you think The Fugitive is the only good movie

if you think Nicholas Cage is woefully underrated

if you think Love, Actually is a misogynistic poopoo platter (but Liam Neeson is still foxy)

if you have complicated feelings about Reality Bites

if you made weird assumptions about how relationships work, and then carried those assumptions well into your adulthood, because of something Sandra Bullock said in Speed

if you like Lindy West at all

if you need a break from reading about all the mean, shitty people in this world

if you’re taking a road trip anytime soon

if you love movies

if you love essays

if you love Tommy Lee Jones but not so much Tom Cruise

… go to Libro.fm and download this audiobook.

(I like the audiobook because Lindy’s comedic timing is <chef’s kiss> and it just seems funnier than if you were reading on the page.)

k bye.

Samantha Pollack

About Sam

Samantha Pollack writes creative copy (mostly emails) for feminist companies and/or thought leaders who are working to build a fairer, more connected culture. She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur, a 6-week course that helps HSP business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work. 

She publishes frequent essays on feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and more on her website, cultofpersonality.co. She currently lives in Asheville, NC, and while she can *technically* work from anywhere, she prefers her adventures laptop-free.

Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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