“CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS” by Viv Albertine. Trust me on this.
The very first chapter opens with Mr. Lear calling his mother to tell her that he has been chosen as one of the very first inductees to the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 1983, amongst a very small group that included Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley and Lucille Ball:
“My mother didn’t miss a beat. ‘Listen,’ she said, ‘if that’s what they want to do, who am I to say?’
In all the years since, I have rarely spoken publicly without sharing that story.”
DID YOU KNOW TO PRACTICE ACUPUNCTURE IN THE U.S. YOU NEED TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR FOUR YEARS AND EARN A MASTER’S OF SCIENCE DEGREE?
YOU’LL BE SO HAPPY YOU DID.
Hilton Als’ WHITE GIRLS. Sort of memoir, sort of social study….I dont really know what Im reading or where it’s going but it is alternately heart-breaking and heart-mending, passage to passage. And a masterclass in how to turn a phrase.