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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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Secret City
The Hidden History of Gay Washington
James Kirchick - 2022-05-31
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Washington, D.C., has always been a city of secrets. Few have been more dramatic than the ones revealed in James Kirchick’s Secret City.For decades, the specter of homosexuality haunted Washington. The mere suggestion that a person might be gay destroyed reputations, ended careers, and ruined lives. At the height of the Cold War, fear of homosexual...
Bridget Phetasy
[email protected]'s book is a fascinating work of history filled with brilliant insights. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something to really sink your teeth into.      source
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Bad News
How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy
Batya Ungar-Sargon - 2021-10-26
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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
@PamelaParesky @Twitter @bungarsargon This book is incredible and everyone needs to read it when it comes out.      source
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The War on Small Business
How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America
Carol Roth - 2021-06-29
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For years, government bureaucrats have been looking for ways to destroy small businesses. With coronavirus, they finally had their chance. In 2020, the American economy suffered the biggest financial collapse in history. But while Main Street suffered like never before, the stock market continued to reach new highs. How could this be? The answer is...
Bridget Phetasy
Please check out @caroljsroth's incredibly sourced and well-written book about a topic close to my heart: The War on Small Business. This is a fight we should all be fighting together. Educating yourself is the first step.      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - 2013-02-12 (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
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 - 2021-04-06
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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
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 - 2018-02-13
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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
@anylaurie16 It’s the best book, truly.      source
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The White Tiger
A Novel
Aravind Adiga - 2008-01-01
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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
@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 - 2020-10-06
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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
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 - 2020-07-21
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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
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 - 2020-06-30
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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
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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Russell Brand - 2018-12-31
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