In which I plot against mad birds, tech bros, and tell a big, benevolent whopper...
You had me at The Go-Go's. LURVED that group. Their guitarist, Kathy Valentine, actually has a 'stack: https://katval.substack.com/. Also, the fact that you signed that book for your daughter? Mom of the Fuckin' Year Award right there.
Did you ever tell your daughter the truth about the book? Did she read this post?
What's so interesting/ironic/sad about the author of "Harriet the Spy" is the title of her biography... "Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy" https://a.co/d/5SEyyQM
I, too, am in LOVE with Meredith. Total genius. Keep everything at the ready in case that little mockingbastard returns, darling. xo
Ooooh!! One of my other favourite Dames! I watched Downton Abbey for her one liners and facial expressions alone. Anything she is in. Between her wit and caustic one liners and Dame Helen’s hair.... oy. Perfection.
And yes to Carissa’s suggestion. Can you give us a hint with initials? 😜
Bought your book. Can’t wait to start it tonite.
Great post. I really want you to write a detailed essay about trying to get the authors signature for your daughter. That story deserves its own, unshared space. Go mama. Of course you wrote a note yourself. What mom wouldn’t? ❤️🙏