One of the books I read this year was Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. It will change your life.
Looking forward, I am excited about reading two books early in the year:
Catch And Kill: Lies, Spies, And A Conspiracy To Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow is perhaps the most important chronicler of powerful men’s misdeeds in this era, using the privilege of his upbringing as the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen to shine the light on the very community he grew up around. While the book reads like a thriller and shocks with the layers of duplicity and intimidation that were wielded to protect Harvey Weinstein, what shines through are the touching and terrible testimonies of the women who were victims of sexual assault and harassment. This book will confirm your worst suspicions about the way the world has worked up until now, with the rich and mighty protecting each other at the expense of everyone else – and yet it leaves you hopeful that things can change.
— Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host, Weekend Edition Sunday and Up First
You’re On An Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
by Parker Posey
Imagine settling in for a cross-country flight. Earbuds in, podcasts queued up, crossword app open. Now imagine that Parker Freaking Posey sits down next to you. Did I mention she’s wearing a turban? Because she’s wearing a turban. Plus she has her tiny dog Gracie with her. Whom she proceeds to start telling you … all about. And then she’ll tell you stories about her colorful, nigh-Faulknerian, Southern family, her early years performing offbeat characters in off-off-beat independent movies, her status as a fixture of the East Village, her favorite cocktail recipes, and much more. You’re On An Airplane captures that experience precisely, as quirky and effusive and at times puzzling as its author.
— Glen Weldon, editor, Arts Desk, and panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour