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Bridget Phetasy is a writer and stand-up comedian. She incorporates vulnerability, satire, and mischief into themes about independence, recovery, wellness, and the critical importance of dialogue in our daily civic life. As the owner and operator of Phetasy, Inc., she has built a digital media cul-de-sac, leveraging existing platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Locals to deliver insightful and compelling commentary and observations on current events.
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Bad News
How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy
Batya Ungar-Sargon - Oct 26, 2021
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Something is wrong with American journalism. Long before “fake news” became the calling card of the Right, Americans had lost faith in their news media. But lately, the feeling that something is off has become impossible to ignore. That’s because the majority of our mainstream news is no longer just liberal; it’s woke. Today’s newsrooms are propaga...
Bridget Phetasy
Aug 01, 2021
@PamelaParesky @Twitter @bungarsargon This book is incredible and everyone needs to read it when it comes out.      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - Feb 12, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Bridget Phetasy
Jun 15, 2021
I love @JonHaidt's book The Righteous Mind so much and I think it all boils down to: "never forget everyone is full of shit including me."      source
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Securing Democracy
My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Glenn Greenwald - Apr 06, 2021
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In this riveting follow-up to his acclaimed international bestseller No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald documents the courageous fight for press freedom in Brazil, where authoritarianism and rampant corruption threaten the most fundamental principles of democracy.In 2019, award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald writes in his gripping new book, “a s...
Bridget Phetasy
Jun 03, 2021
As a classically trained dumb American, I don't know shit about politics in Brazil, so I was worried I wouldn't fully understand @ggreenwald's book 'Securing Democracy' but he does a great job laying the groundwork and I learned quite a lot from it.      source
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Dead People Suck
A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed
Laurie Kilmartin - Feb 13, 2018
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An honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying from Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling co-author of Sh*tty Mom Laurie Kilmartin.Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. She made headlines by live-tw...
Bridget Phetasy
Mar 05, 2021
@anylaurie16 It’s the best book, truly.      source
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The White Tiger
A Novel
Aravind Adiga - Oct 14, 2008
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A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright's Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India's caste society.The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the ...
Bridget Phetasy
Jan 24, 2021
@SkyinMA @ava @netflix I read that book on a bus going across southern India. It’s one of the best novels ever. I didn’t know Ava adapted it but I’m excited.      source
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The End of Democracy?
Russia and China on the Rise, America in Retreat
Douglas E. Schoen - Oct 06, 2020
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WARNING: IMMEDIATE GLOBAL THREAT TO ALL DEMOCRATIC NATIONS BY THE CHINA-RUSSIA AXISAmerica’s future has never seemed more uncertain. Our politics are dysfunctional; our cultural cohesion is a thing of the past; our institutions have lost legitimacy; and our identity as Americans seems increasingly subordinate to tribal or ideological identities. Ov...
Bridget Phetasy
Oct 22, 2020
Reading @DouglasESchoen's book was like looking up from Twitter and getting hit by a bus. We're worried about the outrage du jour and meanwhile our division weakens us as individuals & a nation. A terrifying slap in the face that I needed.      source
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How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps
Ben Shapiro - Jul 21, 2020
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A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build—and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture.Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special. We can’t even agree that America is special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree...
Bridget Phetasy
Aug 27, 2020
If you're looking for some light beach reading, you can get @benshapiro's latest book "How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps" here:      source
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Irreversible Damage
The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Abigail Shrier - Jun 30, 2020
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Irreversible Damage is an exploration of a mystery: Why, in the last decade, has the diagnosis "gender dysphoria," transformed from a vanishingly rare affliction, applying almost exclusively to boys and men, to an epidemic among teenage girls? Author Abigail Shrier presents shocking statistics and stories from real families to show that America and...
Bridget Phetasy
Jul 02, 2020
And I recommend buying @AbigailShrier's book (before it's banned). Not only is she a fantastic writer but what she's talking about and what the people she interviewed are saying is the equivalent of blasphemy today.      source
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Mediated
How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It
Thomas de Zengotita - Mar 01, 2006 (first published in 2004)
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In this utterly original look at our modern "culture of performance," de Zengotita shows how media are creating self-reflective environments, custom made for each of us. From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror, from oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics in distant lands, from high school cliques to marital therapy, fro...
Bridget Phetasy
Aug 17, 2019
@RealAlisonPoole This is brilliant and it's exactly the thesis of the 2006 book, 'Mediated' which is my bible for this postmodern shitshow.      source
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Recovery
Freedom from Our Addictions
Russell Brand - Dec 31, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery"This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse." --Russell Bran...
Bridget Phetasy
Sep 09, 2018
Hey @rustyrockets I love your interpretation of the 12-steps & I’ve been referring this book to everyone who wants to quit something but doesn’t know where or how to begin. You make it very digestible. Thank you.      source