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The TueDo List: RIP Lisa Marie + Judy Blume + Vintage Valentines
Hi folks! We missed you over the holidays but we got in some much-needed R&R and we’re back swinging with our first edition for the New Year. Enjoy! xx Margit
📖 READ: The late Lisa Marie Presley on grieving. Pamela Anderson is just fine. Kate Walter’s surprise summer reunion. Tomato soup for the brain. What do old people do for fun? Smash your clocks and breathe. Didn’t Gen X invent the going out top? (We thought so.) Oo we love Sarah Sherman. Nick Cave a la Chat GPT.
👀 LOOK: The Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret trailer is here! Take a ride on the puppy bus. Remembering Gina Lollobrigida’s incredible career. Everything Harry said about Diana in Spare interviews.
🎧 LISTEN: S.J. Bennett imagines her unlived life. A beautiful (really!) Metallica cover. The mothers who raised MLK, Malcolm X and James Baldwin. Jennifer Coolidge says never give up. We basically pinned this Mel Robbins clip to our forehead.
Friday: The kids on That ‘90s Show (Netflix).
Emma Thompson in Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical (Netflix).
STORY: The Book My Mother Kept to Herself
By Elana Rabinowitz
There wasn't a book my mother wouldn't give me. A voracious reader, she had stacks and stacks overflowing in various corners of the house ripe for the taking. There were built-in bookshelves filled from head to toe with hard covers, soft covers with the spines wrinkling, and most of all endless psychology prose. This was her shrine to words and this she shared with everyone. That is, everything except the Brooklyn Pops Up book. That one was off-limits…
TN10: Priya Malhotra, Author of Woman of An Uncertain Age
Your Age: 48
Basic bio: Priya has been a writer and journalist in New York for almost 20 years and has contributed to Newsday, Time Out New York, The Times of India, The Japan Times, Asian Art News, Cosmopolitan and News India Times.
Beyond the bio: Aging has given me a sense of how ephemeral life is, of how short our time on earth is. So I’m less attached to things. I’m also less obsessed with “achieving” and “having” than when I was younger. The old adage “This too shall pass” is always in the corner of my mind, sending light to my thoughts.
What makes you a grown-ass lady?
Being over 40 has given me the ability to accept unwelcome changes more easily. I’m much more comfortable with myself and my own strengths and weaknesses now. I feel confident and the opinions of other people matter much less. I also find myself needing less approval from the outside world.
Let’s make self-love a priority in 2023 TueNighters. (Cause we love y’all)