The Moment of Lift

If you read our “Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019” post, you might remember that I was excited about the prospect of reading Melinda Gates’s book. Despite the fact that it’s not my usual type of book, I was interested in reading it because of the blurb and because it was written about some of the work supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - specifically about the work they do to support women. The title of the book refers to Gates’s primary point: “If you want to lift society up, invest in women.”

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Okay readers, before we get started on this review, one small caveat: We have not watched...any...of Mindy Kaling’s TV comedy. (Bethany has seen No Strings Attached, and Kaling’s character was the only one she actually liked in that movie.) We did know that the commercials for her self-titled TV series, The Mindy Project, were funny, but unfortunately neither of us spend much of our scarce free time watching comedy.

Like Brothers

I have always been a fan of the Duplass brothers, filmmakers and actors known for their movies like The Puffy Chair to television shows like The League, and The Mindy Project.

Girl, Interrupted

Book: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Movie: Girl, Interrupted (1999) Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: Curled up in a warm blanket Reading Accoutrements:If you smoke, cigarettes. Seriously, the movie makes it seem like mental health institutions in the 60s were havens of unlimited cigarettes and unfettered smoking (which is probably somewhat true)…

Madness

Book: Madness by Marya Hornbacher Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: The Bathtub Reading Accoutrements: A Lavender bath bomb, or your choice of soothing scent. Content Notes: Eating Disorders, Addiction, Suicide Attempts, Medical Professionals not believing people about their symptoms It’s Mental Health Awareness month, and when I was thinking about what books…