I am in the mood to curl up on the couch in my pajamas and binge-watch documentaries. Any recommendations?
Whatever you do, I hope you have an amazing one! As always, my favourite links this week for you to click through…
+ Don’t miss out: This weekend, you can download these 7 eBooks for free in honour of the Women’s Marches!
+ Bryan Stevenson: A Civil Rights Hero for the Age of Trump. Stevenson shares his thoughts on justice, race, America, and the importance of books. His book Just Mercy is a necessary read for our times. I finally read it last year and I’ll be rereading it soon.
+ A final thank you from Obama. How can you not love him?
+ And designers wrote the sweetest thank you notes to Michelle Obama.
+ This was a fascinating long read. To Obama With Love, Hate, and Desperation. The director of presidential correspondence, Fiona Reeves “looked for stories. Not pro-this or con-that, not screeds, not opinions about what someone heard on N.P.R. The president needed to hear the stories — that’s what he couldn’t get himself. She thought of the letters as a periscope outside the bubble, as a way for him to see as he used to see, before Secret Service protection and armored vehicles and a press pool and the world watching.”
+ Love this interview. Why the world needs more women sound mixers.
+ The brilliant question LinkedIn’s head of recruiting asks every job candidate.
+ This timely Ted Talk landed in my inbox this week. Ashley Judd: How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control.
+ An anti-smoking billboard that coughs. Seriously?
+ Must watch: Ellen’s tribute to the Obamas.
+ Loving this social media cheat sheet for 2017.
+ In case you missed it, I shared the 100 books on my 2017 reading list.
This week I finished Padma Lakshmi’s memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate. Vivid, brave, moving, and brutally honest.