Greetings from the land of fandom. Specifically, Aubrey Gordon fandom. Are you drawing a blank? Let me refresh your memory. She is the co-host of the podcast Maintenance Phase; before she told the world her name, she was known online as yrfatfriend; she has written two books: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat and You Just Need to Lose Weight. In addition to Aubrey, I’m going to talk about The Chicks, post-covid exercise and lots more. Let’s gooooooooo!
President of the Aubrey Gordon fan club, clocking in. First things first, let’s all buy this brand new book. It’s been out a week and it’s already the number one bestseller on Bookshop.Org and it just made the New York Times bestseller list. It’s cheap, it’s in paperback. Go crazy, buy two! (Bookshop.org)
If I’ve never mentioned The Stacks podcast before, please forgive me for denying you one of the greatest podcasts out there for readers. Traci’s interview with yes, Aubrey Gordon is SO GOOD.
This is my last Aubrey Gordon link. Or is it…? No really, it is. One last podcast rec. You will love hearing Aubrey and Virginia chat about anti-fatness in regards to parenting and children’s bodies and clothes. I learned so much! (Substack)
Okay, I’m downshifting into the ‘90s. For a while now, friends have been recommending the podcast 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s. Well, I finally listened and I’m obsessed. Start with “Goodbye Earl” – The Chicks episode. (Spotify)
Not to air out my private convos with Joy on main, but we’ve been talking about easing back into life after covid (for me), and surgery (for Joy). This newsletter from Virginia Sole-Smith on exercise post-covid sums up a lot of what I’m feeling. (Substack)
What say you? Are we reading Spare? Have we already read Spare? I bought the audiobook, but I haven’t started it yet. For extra fun: this episode of Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez. (Libro.fm, Apple Podcasts)
Ijeoma Oluo on her Biggest, Fattest Year Ever: “And I have done it all fat. I could have done it all thin, probably, if I had just woken up thin one day. But I tell you what I couldn’t have done: I couldn’t have done it all while waking up every day and deciding to declare war on my mind and my body. I’ve done it before. It takes up so much energy. It is a full time job. And it doesn’t even pay well.” (Substack)
Are you a writer? Are you worried about promoting your work if Twitter goes away? This is only helpful if you live within driving distance of Nashville, but I’m teaching a workshop in March and I’m going to address the Twitter elephant in the room. (The Porch)
An argument for truth in email. (TikTok)