On this week’s episode Clare and I read Invasion of the Boy Snatchers, the fourth installment in Lisi Harrisons The Clique series. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen. As a reminder, some of these links, including our Bookshop.org link, are affiliates.
In our free time this week, Clare read Mrs. by Caitlin Macy and I plan to read Final Girls by Riley Sager (0:26). (Author’s note: I still have not started this book at the time of writing this) Here’s a link to my Goodreads review of last week’s book The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani if you want to see why I disliked it so much (0:41). Warning: spoilers within.
If you, like Massie, need flirting tips from unverified sources, consider 129 Ways to Get a Husband from a 1958 edition of McCall’s magazine (31:08). Prime dating tips include:
- Read the obituaries to find eligible widowers
- Become a nurse or an air-line stewardess
- Stand in a corner and cry softly
- Carry a hatbox
If you want to feel like the most fashionable 12 year old from suburban New York in the late 2000s, you can still buy Kipling fashion backpacks, complete with matching monkey keychain (49:31).
Victoria’s Secret still sells plenty of push-up bras, although it doesn’t seem like they’re promoting the water bra featured in this story. That’s probably for the best considering even Business Insider wrote an article about the bras leaking (51:53).
The song S.L.U.T. by Bea Miller is a forever bop, for what it’s worth (1:09:44).
State of the Union
|Getting your flu shot (still haven’t done this)||Not communicating|
|Making your own special occasions||Self-criticism|
Join us next week to discuss The Pretty Committee Strikes Back!