So it’s just me and Jenn on the show this week, talking about aging since we both recently had birthdays, and cracking each other up rather a lot. We’re talking about what happens to your sense of style in midlife, acceptance of our changing bodies, and so much more. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And how about subscribing to our Patreon for all sorts of fun extra content like exclusive episodes? You’ll not regret it.
Our guest is author and activist Mia Birdsong, and we’re talking all about the importance of building and reinforcing community, especially in middle age. It’s an interesting take on just what having a successful life is really all about, and I found it quite inspiring. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And while you’re at it, subscribe to our Patreon for exclusive episodes and fun content!
My Everything is Fine partner Jenn and I worked at Lucky with Cat Marnell, who was both ridiculously talented and a ridiculous mess, struggling with a drug addiction that made those of us who cared about her very sad and extremely concerned. She wrote a fantastic, hilarious, and harrowing book about that time titled How to Murder Your Lifethat, among other things, perfectly captures both the hideous cycle of addiction and what it was like to work at Conde Nast in the aughts. Cat’s in good shape these days, I’m happy to report, and this conversation—in which we cover addiction and recovery, shame, lying, and so much more—is a really satisfying one. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And, guys! We have a Patreon now: subscribe now and you’ll be entitled to bonus episodes, free EIF merch, shopping news, and so very much more.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.