Just one month to plan her dream wedding? AND she “miraculously” scored an appointment at Kleinfeld’s? Listen, People, I think you need to figure out the definition of the word “miraculous” because this is not the part of Elizabeth Smart’s story it applies to.
Seriously, sometimes I think our culture’s collective wedding fever goes a bit too far.
Over the weekend, I got to watch Portlandia with my two favorite brothers. It was a delight. One of our favorite sketches involved Carrie Brownstein’s character hiring an adult babysitter to watch her husband. The woman playing the babysitter was hilarious, and in this behind-the-scenes video they explain how awesome she is.
Even though I’ll be writing more in-depth about this book in the near future, I feel a duty to let you know about it now, because I don’t want you to go through another second of your life without having read it.
Believe it or not, it actually didn’t make me cry, even though I felt on the verge of dissolving into sobs the entire time I read it. And I cry a lot when I read, like this weekend when I finished a book and then I laid down on the couch to cry while my boyfriend watched TV, and he put his hand on my hand and said, “Do books always affect you this way?” because he’d really only seen me cry over a book once, and that was the New Year’s Eve 2010/Julie Orringer Incident. The answer is yes. Books do always affect me this way.
Go read this book. It’s one of the truest books I’ve ever read.
Rookie posted their full interview with John Waters! He’s a dream, like always. This quote particularly stuck with me:
And remember that a no is free. Ask for what you like, and get used to being turned down. Rejection is hard, but to get acceptance you have to put up with a lot of rejection. If you really like something, don’t ever think, Can I do this? If you think Can I? you won’t. You have to say, “I’m gonna do this, and nobody’s gonna stop me!” But you have to believe that, you can’t just say it. It might take really a long time, because people never say you’re good at first. Or if they do, you’re a flash in the pan and it’s over.
If you haven’t read Role Models yet, DO IT. It’s one of my favorites.
This week’s HelloGiggles post is on Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. Seriously, I love Sarah Dessen. Have I told you guys lately how much I love writing a column about young adult books?