Monthly Archives: September 2015

On… Good Girls Revolt

So it’s a little premature to be sharing this because I can’t even post a trailer, but Good Girls Revolt by total fucking legend Lynn Povich (I think that’s her official title) was one of my favorite books last year and now it’s becoming a TV series on Amazon. EXCITED.


There is a serious lack of smart, funny and interesting shows for and about women right now. You know, on Netflix, when it says ‘shows you may like’ and one of the categories is ‘Shows With A Strong Female Lead’? I always think, HOW IS THAT A SPECIALIST CATEGORY? You know what they call ‘Shows With A Strong Male Lead’? TELEVISION. We are half the fucking population, man. Come on.

So, yeah. Good Girls Revolt. Bring it on.

On… Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town

I love this song. A couple of years ago, I spent considerable time learning every single word. Just in case I was ever called upon to perform it. Because that could happen.

I did the same with this song Ca Plane Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand, but that was like 20 years ago, which is slightly more excusable. And you know, if I am ever called upon to sing every single word, I will look VERY COOL. (Or not cool. Depending on how you look at it. I choose to look at it as very cool.)

On… The Martian and Only Ever Yours

I’m half-way through this book, my friends, and wanted to tell you about it. The Martian. By Andy Weir.


I’m not a big sci-fi reader, but I grabbed it at the airport on the way to LA this week and OH MY GOD I LOVE IT. Think Cast Away meets Apollo 13 – a NASA scientist gets stuck on Mars. An incredibly strong and charming voice, just so confident and real – so fantastic. I feel that all the people in it are real – I’m grinning and freaking out the whole time. And the space-science stuff is all pretty damn detailed, yet easy to understand, for even the likes of moi. Anyway. Read it.

Also, while we’re on the subject of books: have you read Louise O’Neill’s Only Ever Yours yet?


Absolutely extraordinary book. So brilliant. I could not put it down, even though it made me feel sick and angry and sad and thoughtful, all at the same time. I can’t think the last time I had such a visceral reaction to a story, and it’s been weeks now and I’m STILL thinking about it all the time. She’s an incredibly gifted writer. Read it – and be prepared to feel all the feelings and think all the thoughts.