The BOSSY List: 5 Things You Need to Know Now 4.6.18
1. Season Two of Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
I've written about Santa Clarita Diet before; I called the first season "funny...and twisted" (those are some linguistic gymnastics, eh?). But hold on to your clams: season two is even better! More blood, more drama, more Timothy Olyphant. If you haven't started - it's going to rain tomorrow so what better chance to catch up. Watch both seasons in full now on Netflix.
2. A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss, Illustrated by E.G. Keller
What started as a joke has now taken on a life of it's own: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo - the children's book created by the team at John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" team in response to Vice President Mike Pence daughter's recent book Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President - has landed at NUMBER TWO on the New York Times Best Seller List in the Children's Picture Book category. While the original book is about VP bunny Bundo following VP Mike Pence around for a day, the Oliver book is about Bundo falling in love with a boy bunny and getting married—a direct response to Pence’s anti-L.G.B.T.Q. reputation. (On March 19, the parody version of the book was the No. 1 bestseller on Amazon.com while the Pence version ranked 15th and, according to Vanity Fair, sold 180,000 copies in two days.)
3. Making Obama Podcast (WBEZ Chicago)
Key advisers, mentors, and rivals —as well as former President Barack Obama himself — tell the story of Obama's climb from Harvard graduate to community advocate in Chicago to the national stage and eventually 44th POTUS. Season One of the Making podcast series told the story of how Oprah built her media empire (I highly recommend that one too). Hosted by Jenn White and produced by Colin McNulty. Listen here.
4. Connie Britton to Star in Bravo's Newest Scripted Show Dirty John
Phew. I can't say I'm disappointed that my beloved Connie is getting away from Fox and their manic series 9-1-1! Bravo recently confirmed to Deadline that she will join their new series as lead "Debra Newell," a single mother and interior designer who falls for "Dirty John" aka "John Meehan." She will also serve as an executive producer. This newest scripted show for Bravo is based on the popular podcast Dirty John from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. Learn more here.
5. Billie: Razors Built for Womankind
I recently joined Dollar Shave Club when I somewhat randomly stumbled upon Billie. Sure, DSC is adequate. It's not specifically targeted to women but they are definitely inclusive in their site and in their ads (ahem, Harry's, WTF?) But Billie is targeted directly to women. They want to make it up to us ladies for overpaying for pink razors our whole lives. So in addition to creating a nice looking and quality product, if you share your referral link with your friends, you'll get a "Pink Tax Rebate" to make up for all the extra $ you've overpaid for female beauty products all these years. Can I get a "Hell Yeah!"??
The $9 Starter Kit consists of a Billie handle (you have a choice of four colors), a magnetic holder and two 5-blade razor cartridges. You pick the frequency of the shipments (select every one, two or three months with the choice to skip one at any time) for Billie to deliver four replacement blade cartridges. The razors are made of 5 sharp blades, encased in aloe shave soap (one of my favorite things ever! No shave gel needed!), free of toxins and bad additives - all for $9 a delivery. (For reference, the last time I bought four Gillette blades at CVS it cost me $22.) Billie also donates 1% back to charities across the world.
I tried it. I loved it. I'm hooked. Learn more and subscribe now here.