What to read (catching up with June)

A woman who I admire and can vouch is decent, Fiona Hyde, is writing lots on Medium. Short, vignette-y, reflective: https://medium.com/@fionacatherinehyde Fiona and I edited and created a feminist magazine together in college all the way back in 2012. Read that baby magazine here: https://issuu.com/siren_magazine/docs/thefirstsiren We won an award for it. I still like my editorial where I imply I read Middlemarch. You can't take that away from me. I've 'drifted' from any man who was involved in Siren's creation. 

The Americans was probably the best show on television this past decade: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-americans-finale-was-elegant-potent-and-unforgettable I love U2 so much. 

From a few months ago. I've yet to read Dolly Alderton's book which is on my desk, but I really enjoyed this interview, specifically the stuff about therapy: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/dolly-alderton-i-was-reckless-i-took-too-many-risks-1.3366701

I'm actually not a huge memoir person. Katharine Graham's is standout, but she lived history so it's zippy and informative. (Also, the stuff about her marriage is searing emotions.) Reeling in the Years, only door stopper size. https://amzn.to/2NiB3xG

I fancy Marc Maron in GLOW and one woman DMed me to give out to me about this: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/06/glow-season-2-marc-maron-alison-brie My inbox these days is wild and you are all going to provoke me into leaving the internet/smashing my Chinese phone. 

Ireland is enjoying a heatwave atm and I'm not an extreme weather woman. (Take endless snow for instance, do not like: http://www.thisisguts.com/after-the-war-the-losers-went-to-canada/) I did however have a conversation with someone while my bra accumulated salt which reminded me of this amazing book from Catherine Lacey: https://amzn.to/2KELPMX The Answers explores woo woo medicine, as they say. I'll say this about growing older as a woman, one - no one warns you that after 26 your body surrenders, two - talking about health with a group of women is a minefield. Did not realise so many women flirt with benign cults. Realise now my mouth should stay more zipped. Tried Reiki as I am actually pretty open to learning about what people are into despite the fact my favourite topic is me so I'm just going to come out and say this: great side hustle. 

Speaking of side hustles, it's funny how lady media is all about encouraging side hustles and working more during your time off, but hustle means scam.

Jean Sutton