In brief: The amazing Anne Thériault summarizes all seven Star Wars movies (SPOILER ALERT) from Princess Leia’s perspective which is reason enough to listen because it’s amazing. We also talk about how women with mental illness are perceived in culture and media/movies/music. The delightful Josh Gondelman joins me to talk his outstanding book “You Blew It” and how being an adult human is awkward and why laughing at ourselves will save us.
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Honestly, all you need is in the brief at the top. I do a little talking before the interview with Anne, but you absolutely tuned in (whether you realized it or not) to hear the brilliant, charming, funny, lovely, endearing friends who were kind enough to spare part of the busiest time of year with me and with you. If this is the first time you’re meeting Anne and Josh, you’re welcome. They are easily two of my favorite people to follow and talk to on Twitter and off.
Quotes of the Show by Anne Thériault: “Because of stigma surrounding mental illness, it does kind of give them this cultural permission of ‘Oh, of course, she’s too much to handle; if you can’t handle it it’s not your fault. She was doomed from the start anyway.’”
“Once I was really thinking about it, there’s so much media about how men feel about mentally ill women.”
“There’s something very toxic about how we view mental illness & how we devalue people with mental illnesses that gives someone permission to kind of quit on them or leave when they’re at their worst.”
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