What I love lately...

What I love lately...

...any book by Lawrence Wright or Anne Lamott

...most poetry by Stephen Dunn and most by Mary Oliver

...WriteGirl

...any house or housewife related show on BravoTV

...Bill Maher when he's not too cynical

...Jon Stewart when he's not too wishy-washy

...Jay-Z, P!nk, fun., Coldplay, the Killers, Springsteen, Simon and Garfunkel, Rufus Wainwright.

...If I ever saw Joni Mitchell in any setting I would have a heart attack OR would burst into tears and THEN have a heart attack. She's a poet.

...Though not normally a country music fan, I loved the album Bright Blue World by Courtney Heins and I think Leann Rimes has the best voice I've ever heard. (Give "What I Cannot Change" one minute of your time then tell me I'm wrong.)

...How I Met Your Mother on CBS

...Modern Family, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Veep, House of Cards

...I've never missed a single episode of Friday Night Lights or Parenthood

...Mountain Man Dance Moves: McSweeney's Book of Lists

...the book After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

...Bossypants (especially the audiobook read by Ms. Fey herself)

...Just Kids by Patti Smith

...The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

...The Way of the World by Ron Suskind, Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast, The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

...The War For Late Night by Bill Carter

...Paint It Black by Janet Fitch

...Saturday by Ian McEwan

...Darkness Visible by William Styron

...In Case We're Separated by Alice Mattison