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.)
Samantha Pollack is a Copywriter & Creative Director who works with ethically minded, mission driven businesses who are actively trying to reshape our culture (and possibly tear down the patriarchy). She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Business Owner, a 12-week online program that helps HSPs & neurodivergent business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work.
Sam also writes about feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and whatever else is on her mind. She currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Emails for cult thought leaders.
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.)
*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.
Books. Cats. Rants. Drawrings.
(and every couple months or so, an unexplained absence 🤷🏻)