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My Summer Reading Stack (So Far)

My Summer Reading Stack (So Far)

Summer means warmth and warmth means patios and patios mean lazy afternoons reading on patios. At least that’s where my head is at anyway. I’ve been reading more lately. This is good for lots of reasons because until now I was quite certain law school had robbed me of my book lust (among other things), leaving me with no desire to build a personal library other than for aesthetic purposes. I’m happy to be back on books, is what I’m saying.

If you’re beginning to compile your poolside lounge chair reading list, below are the three books currently getting me excited for being horizontal and covered in lotion that smells of coconuts. I’m sure I’ll add more, but I’m pretty excited about having my first three ready to go pre-Memorial Day.

1) Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton

As someone with my own nonfiction book aspirations, I like to read books written by single women—to get the lay of the land a bit but also just because they’re fantastic. I’ve heard such good things about Dolly’s book and I’m a fan of her podcast—this is the first book getting packed in a carry-on this summer.

2) The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers, by Debbie Ford.

So fun personal news: I read self help books now. I know, I was surprised too. But I’ve been making some wellness strides lately that have encouraged me to…make more wellness strides. Apparently this stuff works? I decided to read this book after discovering schools of thought around how the strong emotions we have toward other people are really just reflections of how we feel about ourselves. What. The. Hell. I need to investigate.

3) Life Will Be The Death Of Me, by Chelsea Handler.

I recently listened to Chelsea on an episode of Refinery29’s podcast Unstyled, and I purchased this book 10 seconds later. Chelsea’s been making some of those wellness strides I talked about with the book above, and as a longtime fan of her hilarious writing (and just of her in general) I am really looking forward to next-layer-down Chelsea. Shit’s about to get deeply funny, and just deep.

I purchased all three books above, and I receive a commission from the links in this post.

My First 40 Days As A Podcaster

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Podcast Episode: Freelancing, Solo Travel, & Confusing Our Relatives

Podcast Episode: Freelancing, Solo Travel, & Confusing Our Relatives

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