My favorite parts of Tina Fey’s and Mindy Kaling’s books were their stories about getting their careers started. Whether it’s Mindy writing ‘Matt and Ben’ or Tina working at a gym in order to make money for classes, I’m always fascinated to learn how people got their start. For one thing, I’m just curious because I’m a nosy person. Mostly, though, I find stories like this inspirational.
Making It is a great podcast hosted by Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame), and it’s entirely about this subject! She interviews writers, actors, comedians, directors, and general “creative types” about their careers and how they got to where they are now. It is the most interesting thing in the world to me. Since it’s my job to let you all know how nice Ben Schwartz seems, allow me to direct you to his episode. I really admire his work ethic. He figured out what he wanted to do and then took every opportunity he could. He talks about lying his way into the MTV studios, how nice Seth Green is, writing for the Oscars, UCB, and all sorts of other things. He keeps asking if what he’s saying is boring, and I just wanted to yell, “THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST FASCINATING THING I COULD EVER HEAR!” It really is.
This video is the perfect mix of funny and sad.
This week’s HelloGiggles post is about An Abundance of Katherines by John Green!
It’s one of my favorite YA books, and just one of my favorite books in general. At the end of one of my college creative writing workshops, our professor made us each recommend a book to the class. I recommended this one; everyone else recommended adult books. Whatever.