What I'm consuming, Spring 2022Wednesday, May 4, 2022
How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Haven't finished this book yet, but it's an incredibly engaging read about how to raise children that are ready for the world. It's the antidote to helicopter parenting and poor parenting research of the past.
Fleishman is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
I really couldn't keep this book going, so I stopped reading it. The writing style is interesting and engaging, but the content matter was something that I just couldn't relate to. The main character goes through a divorce, and is propelled into the highly-sexualized dating world of today.
Under the Banner of Heaven
This show has received a lot of praise and criticism about its portrayal of Mormonism. I find it hard to agree with the extreme opinions here. I think the best look of it is that it portrays a lot of faces of Mormonism - the peaceful, the violent, those that are together and those that are alone. It shows that to some, the political right have close ties to early Mormon ideas.
Also, I wish they didn't show tits in the first episode. Feel like I would have had an easier time getting family to watch it if they hadn't done that.
I've finally roped Alex into these kinds of quirky conspiracy shows. This show is a one of a kind - suspenseful dark comedy thriller. It's hilarious, creepy, and addictive.
Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway are so entertaining. It's a fun look into WeWork and their rise around these quirky individuals and their lives.
My top 5 tracks:
- Cornelia Jakobs - Hold Me Closer (Sweden)
- Sam Ryder - SPACE MAN (United Kingdom)
- Chanel - SloMo (Spain)
- Mia Dimsic - Guilty Pleasure (Croatia)
- Stefania - KALUSH (Ukraine)
Honorable mention once they performed: In Corpore Sano - Konstrakta (Serbia). Just loved this performance. Also, Meghan Markle occupies a lot of European headspace.