Fame, Fortune and Phone Sex, with Actor and Memoirist, Gabourey Sidibe
In today's episode, we discuss that jacket worn by Melania Trump whilst visiting an immigrant children's camp in Texas; Lionel Shriver's follow-up to her anti-diversity rant; Johnny Depp's bonkers Rolling Stone interview; Dolly's new favourite podcast Dear Joan and Jericha; and why mindfulness should be less about emptying your mind - than filling it.
Also today, we host the Oscar-nominated actor, producer and now memoirist, Gabourey Sidibe. Her book, This Is Just My Face, Try Not To Stare is a hilarious and brutally honest account of her life, from working as a phone-sex operator, to her breakout role in Precious, via fat-shaming in Hollywood.
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This Is Just My Face, Try Not To Stare, by Gabourey Sidibe
The Economist Radio
On mindFULLness over mindfullness, by Laura Freeman for The Times
The Pisces, by Melissa Broder
Are plus-size clothes really making us put on weight? By Victoria Moss for The Telegraph
The diversity trap, by Lionel Shriver for The Spectator
On The (Nearly Lethal) Comforts Of A Luxury Cruise by David Foster Wallace: https://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf