Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dear Lisa Bloom,

Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down WorldThink: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was really excited about your book, but about 30 pages into it, I realized that you are kind of {and by "kind of", I mean extremely} a feminist/liberal/bleeding heart who is nothing short of positive that we can {and SHOULD!} go all sorts of nuts about the looming threat of global warming.

Really, Lisa? Really?

Um, have you like, noticed how like, scientists say that way back in prehistoric olden times, there was an ice age...? And have you noticed how, like, scientists have found the fossils of sea creatures in high altitude deserts? Methinks that mayhaps the earth is a violent, turbulent, active, and unpredicatable place to live.

I mean, yeah, our carbon footprint is enormous and we need to manufacture less, recycle more and blah blah blah... but I can't help but feel that part of "thinking" includes knowing what to expend your emotional/intellectual energy on...and I'm pretty sure obsessing about global warming is a huge waste of time.

Then again, I might not care so much due to the simple fact that I used my "thinker" several years ago when purchasing a home, and opted to purchase a residence in an area that isn't slated to be swallowed whole by the ocean at the first hint of global warming... so I guess there's that. In fact, there's a good chance that my property values will be sky high when the ocean eats Cali and Nevada and makes my 'hood the new "ocean front property." Sweet!

Okay, but seriously.

I really liked this book. {Once I set my "feminist/liberal/bleeding-heart" filter to a 10.} You actually make a lot of awesome points and the statistics shared at the beginning are mind boggling.

"25% of young American women would rather win America's Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize."


"Twenty-three percernt would rather LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO READ than their figures."


Someone please tell me this is a joke.

I love that your book made the idea of ever picking up another tabloid while waiting in line at the grocery store seem UTTERLY embarrassing.

I LOVE the way you make both women AND the media accountable for feeding into tabloid crap.

I LOVED the whole section about Angelina Jolie. Drove your point home super well.

I love that your book made me want to not only think, but also to act.

It was fantastic.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a fabulous feminist/liberal/bleeding heart filter.


P.s. And seriously, chill on the global warming thing. It's not that we are too stupid to believe that it could happen, or even that it IS CURRENTLY AT THIS VERY MOMENT HAPPENING, it's just that we like, have more important things to worry about. Like world peace...and when the next Justin Bieber album is coming out. {Obviously.}And don't even get me started on Brangelina. My guess is: she's pregnant with triplets AND adopting a baby {or two} from Zimbabwe. How can I focus on global warming at a time like this? Get your priorities straight.

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1 comment:

Spencer 'n' Kristi Corbett said...

Oh I know right! Totally! Let's talk about nails, hair & the Hollywood gossip 'cause I don't read books about things that matter. There is SOOO no middle ground.