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

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