Are the Lives of Writers Important to You? Please...
As a reader, do you feel the need to know about the life of the writer whose book you are reading? Or is the book itself enough? I’m asking this question because sometimes it’s better not to know. Heaven knows there are plenty of famous painters who were dreadful human beings, and plenty of writers and poets who were addicted to opium or alcohol and not exactly pillars of their...
Carnie Wilson: I'm as Fat as F*ck, What Can I Say?
God bless Carnie Wilson. Sometimes she has her weight under control and sometimes she doesn’t. Here’s what she says: “I’m fat as f**k, what can I say? You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.”
We Love Tim Gunn
Tim’s message to gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning youth: “Well, I’ll share with you. As a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, I attempted to kill myself. And I’m very happy today that attempt was unsuccessful, but at the time it was all I could contemplate. I thought, “I need to end things right now.” I’ll tell you, when I...
From Agent Betsy Lerner: Did You Hear the One...
RT @BetsyLerner http://www.betsylerner.com Did you hear the one about the man whose agent killed his family and burned down his house? The guy comes home to discover that his wife and children have been raped and murdered, and his house has been burned down. The cop explains that his agent had come to his house. “Really?” the guy says, all excited. “My agent came to my...
Article: Children with Bipolar Disorder
RT @irenelevine My Son Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder: http://yhoo.it/hRQ1Oi // Excellent article If you havre ANY doubts about the possibility of children being bipolar, read this article and the comments.
Ship Named RawFaith Sinks - But 3 Cheers for the...
The crudely built, unpainted, imitation “pirate vessel” RawFaith departed Salem for Bermuda yesterday, but didn’t get far. About 100 miles off Nantucket, the ship started taking on water in 10 foot seas. After the bilge pump broke, the ship took on two feet of water and became very unstable. The boat was built without an engine, and at that point was unable to move under her...
2010 Countdown: Top Publishing Horror Stories We'd...
RT @victoriastrauss The 13 most obnoxious publishing stories of 2010 http://tinyurl.com/2fxdrke //For anyone still wondering if publishing is nuts 13. Grand Central Publishing awarded comedian Chelsea Handler her own book imprint. The second book to be released under her new imprint will reportedly be penned by her dog, Chunk. 12. Literary agent Andrew Wylie launched his own publishing...
American Children Are All Angels
RT @msnbc_health Our kids are all angels? http://on.msnbc.com/dHzFh6 // Only 4.2% of parents admit their children are poorly behaved. Let’s look at the Palin family. How deep is Denial? • Track cut all the brake lines on the town school buses and had to be sent out of the country before he compromised his mother’s campaign • Bristol got drunk and partied a lot, got pregnant...
Doll that Gives Birth... Ewwww
RT @nytimesmagazine Motherlode A Doll That Gives Birth http://bit.ly/eDT5EH // Is the caesarean doll coming soon? No? Only natural counts? What’s next? My First Period Barbie?
Speaking Truth to Power by Changing our Words
“Untellable Truths” by George Lakoff. Long but worth it article that makes sense out of chaos and talks about the value of communication. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-lakoff/untellable-truths_b_794832.html?ref=fb&src=sp Here is my favorite section. I shortened it, so please go read the original. Untellable Truths The conservative message machine has so dominated...
Health News: Guess What? HRT Still Kills Women
RT @nytimeshealth Benefits of Estrogen Are Debated http://nyti.ms/fh0Qr3 // The debate is over. One friend with HRT stroke, another with cancer, both attributed to bio-identical hormones. Ladies, hormones are hormones, whether they are bio-identical or not. These are strong substances and clearly we don’t really know how to use them correctly.
How to Spot a Lousy Credit Card Offer
RT @BadCreditBook Consumer Reports names the 2 Worst Credit Cards: http://aol.it/fWidlx // GOOD information on what makes a BAD credit card
Can't Get Married Without an Elephant
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden get married. Only 130 guests, plus the elephant. Didn’t Russell Brand have an elephant at his wedding to Katy Perry as well? // Latest celebrity wedding must-have: an elephant. Oh please.
Seth Godin Marries Amazon.com
Bestselling author Seth Godin has teamed with Amazon to create a publishing empire on the Kindle. They called it “Powered by Amazon,” and the idea is to cut out publishers (what he calls the middleman). He says it’s about spreading ideas. I say it’s for money. What do you think?
Quote for the Day: Morning Before Newspapers
“You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning… a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.” - Joseph Campbell
Removing Fat People from Airplanes
Fatties aren’t the only offensive flyers. What about people who are sick or have BO? http://abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=7394689&pid=74