The BOSSY List: 5 things I love this week 9.9.16
1. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman is described right on the front cover as the "British version of Tina Fey's Bossypants." That's a good hook right? Well, it's no lie. Caitlin's memoir is filled with anecdotes about what it was like to be a girl growing up across the pond in Wolverhampton, England. She recounts her thoughts - both then and now - on things like sexism, underwear choices, pubic hair removal, love, boobs, fashion, weight, marriage, kids and what to call her vagina.
I will admit - this book is not new. It was published in the U.K. in 2012 and in the U.S. in 2013. But it took me that long to get to it so now you get to hear all about it.
Some of my favorite quotes from How to Be a Woman:
On feminism: "So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants. a) Do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you said 'yes' to both, then congratulations! You're a feminist.”
On Brazilian waxing: "I now believe there are only four things a grown, modern woman should have: a pair of yellow shoes (they unexpectedly go with everything), a friend who will come and post bail at 4 a.m., a fail-safe pie recipe, and a proper muff."
On being fat: "After a lifetime of consideration, I believe I've finally nailed a sensible definition of what a good, advisable, 'normal' weight is. What is 'fat' and 'not fat.' And it is: 'Human-shaped. The idea that you need to be better than merely 'human-shaped' is another piece of what strident feminists can technically dismiss as 'total bullshit."
Oh, and as a bonus I also learned a bunch of new British swears. Get your copy on Amazon.com.
2. The Roast of Rob Lowe (Comedy Central)
Holy shit, this was brutal. The favorite jokes of the night involved Rob's 1988 sex tape with a 16-year old, his former cocaine use and his long list of sitcom bombs. It was all in good fun though. You know what was not all in good fun? (I mean it was fun, but not for her): the unintended roast of Ann Coulter. Why was Ann Coulter there you might ask? Who fuckin' knows. All you need to know is that she got RAILED.
We also got some laughs from the likes of Peyton Manning, Ralph Macchio, Jeff Ross and Jewell. You can watch the roast in full on Comedy Central.
3. Tinder GIffing
For you single folks out there, this will change EVERYTHING. Tinder can be fun! It's not so scary! Can't think of a witty opener? Break the ice with a new match by sending a gif (essentially a video snippet) of any topic you can think of! You can send a wink or a wave or even just a cute seal throwin' a "'Sup," just send something. If it's kooky and you get an appropriately kooky response, you know you've found a winner.
Try it, you'll like it.
Download Tinder in your phone's App Store (duh).
4. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (fun fact: she was the longest running correspondent at the Daily Show at 12 years), Samantha Bee started her weekly political comedy show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, in early 2016. OK sure, there are a plethora of political comics out there right now. But Samantha is different. She has a knack for knowing EXACTLY how to take down the most misogynist, racist, bigoted, homophobic assholes this country has to offer. She's relentless. It's brilliant to watch. I urge you to check it out.
New episodes start this Monday September 12 at 10:30 pm ET on TBS. Set your DVR!
Football's back baby!! After a long, hot summer I'm actually looking forward to cooler weather, leaves changing, tall boots and watching my Pats kick some ass! Whether you're into college football or NFL, this is a great time of year.