Forced Blissing

80 percent of success is showing up in the Top 100.Title: “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Rank: 59

Blurb: “From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.”


Review That Doesn’t Sound Like Meg Ryan Faking It: “If you’ve read a lot already, you’ll know that there isn’t necessarily anything ‘new’ here on the subject but rather, as always, some clever packaging and a unique POV.”

Customers Also Bought: Amazingly, only one book by Oprah.

Footnote: After years of seeing these kinds of books in the Amazon bestseller list, it’s clear the America is as gendered as ever: Chick Books celebrate your Inner Nurturer, while Dude Books release your Inner Warrior. But to the point: There’s nothing you can do about creativity except surrender to it.

Big Magic [Amazon]

What a waste of perfectly good paper and/or electrons.

And the stars look very different today . . .
and there’s nothing left to say.

And the stars look very different today . . .

and there’s nothing left to say.

FLOTUS is looking fierce as always at the SOTU, and I am waiting for some mic-drop moments by the president who has the “it rhymes with bucket” list.

@SanFranLefty: I loved “we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there.”

@Mistress Cynica: Yes, many fists and paws are pumping at Chez SFL tonight. And was I the only one who thought that the Unicorn put a sly David Bowie tribute in there by saying he was putting Biden in charge of mission control?

And for all the pissed-off progressives who think Barry didn’t bring us enough hope and change, I love this article that details how his administration was about Getting Shit Done versus the Clinton I era of Sending Out Press Releases.

@SanFranLefty: That primrose color was gorgeous on her.
I’m really going to miss Obama, I teared up several times tonight.

@Mistress Cynica: And then he said this – fuck, man:

“That’s why we need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. … When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country.”

So long Hans Gruber/Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus of Tev’Meck.

@ManchuCandidate: He was perfection as Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility.

Two extraordinary talented human beings taken down by cancer within a day of one another at the same age.

Yet Dick Cheney still walks the earth.

@SanFranLefty: Perhaps my favorite of his roles. An enormous loss.

And what about fucking Kissinger? How is he still alive?

Only bright spot: Donald Trump is also 69.

@SanFranLefty: One of Chipotle’s diarrhea death burritos should solve our Cheney problem real quick.

You made the mistake Cheney eats like a normal human.

We would have to cut off his supply of fetal blood.

@¡Andrew!: How dare you sully the reputation of one of Denver’s Beloved Institu—

Oh, Chipotle isn’t the football team? Carry on.

@ManchuCandidate: Don’t forget the chopped puppy and bunny fetus brains tartar that Dick is mainlining/snorting.

/cuz I have no other explanation as to why he staggers around the world Mr. Potter-like, while awesome people I know and admire die of the big fucking C.

@SanFranLefty: I got more horrible cancer news this weekend. A friend’s younger brother (late 30s) who has stage 4 colon cancer has stopped responding to the experimental treatment he was receiving at MD Anderson. His doctor says his liver will fail in about 2 months and he will die. He and his wife have two little boys under the age of 10 and his wife is pregnant–due in April. He will probably not live to see his child born. He wrote the most heartbreaking facebook post asking friends to send photos and write up memories for a book to leave his children. I was crying and shaking with rage.
Enjoy your kitten-blood, breakfast, Dick.

@Mistress Cynica: FUCK CANCER!!! I am so sorry. There are no words, just inchoate rage.

@Mistress Cynica: Wow, that really puts life in perspective. So sorry.

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