Overview: Blackout Sarah Hepola, writer and editor, established herself as the party-girl friend in college. Stories of Hepola’s crazy antics filled every post-party recap. Hepola rarely had any memory of what she had done. She binge-drank and experienced frequent en bloc blackouts, where the drinker loses hours of memories. In college, Hepola’s drinking problem made her the… Continue reading Book Review: Blackout
Overview: Shrill When a friend of mine sent me a photo of Shrill and told me it was amazing, something about the cover gave me a sense of deja-vu. Then it clicked: Lindy West, the author, regularly blogs on Jezebel about feminism, reproductive rights, body positivity, and media’s compliance in the Internet troll culture. These issues are at… Continue reading Book Review: Shrill
Overview Why Not Me? continues in the same vein as Mindy Kaling‘s last book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Kaling, of The Office and The Mindy Project fame, is back with another down-to-earth, hilarious collection of autobiographical essays about her personal and professional life. In her previous book, Kaling focused mostly on the awkwardness of growing up and… Continue reading Book Review: Why Not Me?
Overview It’s unfortunate it took being shot in the face for Malala Yousafzai to gain household name recognition, but she hasn’t let the tragedy behind her story keep her from her goals. If you don’t already know, the Taliban shot Malala in retaliation for her outspoken advocacy of education for girls. She was treated in her home country… Continue reading Book Review: I Am Malala
Who is Tyler Oakley? If you know anything about YouTubers, then you know Tyler Oakley. For the uninitiated, I can only describe him as pure, contagious joy. I only recently started to become a fan of Tyler in the past month after finding his podcast Psychobabble, where he and his best friend Korey Kuhl talk about pop culture and… Continue reading Book Review: Binge