Granted, Mazie Phillips is not an ordinary saint; she drinks
too much, swears, and has numerous careless sexual relations, but her
imperfections allow her to set aside judgement and simply help those who need
it most. Believe it or not, Mazie Phillips is only a slightly
fictionalized character based upon the real-life, Mazie Phillips. In this, why
didn’t I think of that novel, Jami Attenberg does a beautiful job of
researching and arriving at a conjecture that ultimately translates into a
realism that is so believable it seems like she peered into Mazie’s mind so we could
enjoy a glimpse.
Grace and Connor review the book, Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance. Poverty, race, pessimism, marriage, and drug abuse, among working class whites and how they choose to support Trump. The book is about to be made into a Netflix movie directed by Ron Howard.
author, crazy, extreme or realistic? How important is the traditional male
role? Is masculinity critical? Is there a tribal instinct that drives
heterosexual men to strive to impress one another rather than women?
Written by a
former sea captain, the novel begins with a philosophical message about the
journey to Homer’s Ithaca, profound; the recurring theme uniquely becomes a
parallel to the eccentric characters’ lives in this epic story.
Grace and Connor discuss Jason Chaffetz's book, The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda. How the deep state meaning has changed from just government employees to include politicians. Yellow Vest Movement and current Trudeau scandal to rock Canada. Comparisons to the Clintons and how they all seem to be untouchable or unprosecutable under the law.