Binge-worthy Badass Books: Emmy Nominations Version
The 2019 Emmy nominations were announced today and some of my favorite shows were nominated for best comedy - Fleabag, VEEP, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Dead to Me!
If you also love these shows and (like me!) have rewatched the sesaons multiple times, then check out some these book recommendations based on these shows for, by and starring badass women!
(And, if you haven’t watched these shows yet - what are you waiting for???)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Late 1950s New York City, Upper West Side. Midge Maisel’s husband has dreams of a standup comedy career. Midge, a committed supporter of his dream and cheerleader of his lackluster talent, nonetheless finds herself alone when he leaves her and moves in with his secretary. But, guess what? Turns out Midge was the funny one all along – and she gets the last laugh (literally) as she embarks on her own journey to become a standup comedian. Midge, her manager, Susie, and even her mom, Rose, take turns tapping into their own personal and professional badassness as they navigate life, love, careers, and comedy.
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Jen's husband recently died in a hit-and-run accident, and the sardonic widow is determined to solve the crime. Optimistic free spirit Judy has recently suffered a tragic loss of her own. The ladies meet at a support group and, despite their polar-opposite personalities, become unlikely friends. As the women bond over bottles of wine and a shared affinity for "The Facts of Life," Judy tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. The dark comedy explores the weirdly funny sides of grief, loss and forgiveness.
“Politics is about people," former Sen. Selina Meyer is fond of saying. Unfortunately, the people Meyer - a charismatic leader and rising star in her party - meets after becoming vice president are nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. "Veep" follows the Meyer over seven seasons as she puts out (and often starts) political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything (everything!) within her powers to advance her ambitious agenda.
A dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. The angry, grief-riddled woman tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but Fleabag continues to keep up her bravado through it all.