Hello! I’m typing at you from sunny Panama City Beach, FL! I took a few days off for some fun in the sun and it has been SUBLIME.
I have literally spent the last 4 days with my toes in the white sand, in not one stitch of makeup, with a gin + tonic in one hand and in the other? ...my new NOOK!
FYI the “Nook” is Barnes and Noble’s e-reader. My mom has an Amazon Kindle and we spent the whole trip debating the merits of each… she still loves hers but I’m still pretty happy with my choice for 2 main reasons: #1. I got the new color version so in addition to books, I can also read my trashy gossip magazines AND #2. I have the CUTEST Jonathan Adler Nook-case EVER.
The Nook is great. Greg loaded my iTunes into it and I can also Tweet and check my email! You can do everything with this thing. I was worried that would be a double edged sword- because I’m often too busy (distracted) to finish a single book, but lo and behold: I have read 4 books on this trip! (a book a day!) Here’s what I read:
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
You guys…it was GREAT. Not only was it laugh-out-loud funny (if you’re planning on reading this in public, you’ve officially been warned.) but Tina also shares some pretty interesting insights – I think my favorite was the section entitled “The Rules of Improvisation That Will Change Your Life and Reduce Belly Fat* (*Improv will not reduce belly fat) and I really appreciated her commentary on media influencing politics…and vice versa. I recommend this book 100% to anyone. The cover alone had me chuckling:
2. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
This is a compilation of essays written by her staffers, friends, and family (her dog, Chunk, even has a chapter!) It was really funny and informative and definitely worth the afternoon I spent reading it. I still prefer Chelsea’s first person books (Are You There, Vodka, Its Me, Chelsea and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang)
3. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
What can I say? Chelsea makes a great beach read. In case you’re living under a rock and didn’t know this- MHL is the first book my lady love Chelsea wrote and if I’m not mistaken – written before she had her own talk show (while she was appearing in the hidden-camera show “Girls Behaving Badly”…which I LOVED) I still prefer Are You There Vodka and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang…but this was a great beach read and I’m happy to have completed the series in its entirety. I love you, Chelsea. I’d order room service and watch TBS movie marathons with you anyday.
4. Skinny Bitch by Rory Friedman and Kim Barnouin
I picked this book up on the recommendation of my friend Angel. Angel told me this book changed her life and her body…and since has a totally smokin’ hot figure I figured I’d better comply. Witness:
Angel wasn’t the only one to recommend this book to me, many of my skinny b— friends have read it and I am here to tell you it TERRIFIED me. It probably got a LITTLE too conspiracy-theory-y for my taste (pun intended) and it’s pretty extreme, but you know, I think there’s some pretty valuable information regarding our food supply in the US and it gave me a lot of food for thought (pun intended) about my diet. (I’ll let you know how that goes.) I think it’s a must-read.
And there you have it! It seems I DID actually accomplish something other than this wicked tan* these last few days!
Catch you when I’m back in the A!
(*Deep apologies to my dermatologist and to my airbrush tan artist, Tiffers.)
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