My summer reading list is unprecedentedly exciting. Let's take a look, shall we?
Modern Romance - Marry me Aziz. Out June 16th.
Why Not Me? Literary Christmas. Out September 15th.
Sick in The Head. - This is a collection of conversations that Judd has had with all the comedy greats; Lena Dunham, Louie CK, Jerry Seinfeld, etc. - Out June 16th.
Furiously Happy - I just saw and chatted with Jenny not too long ago at Texas Style Council as she was a keynote speaker. She said something interesting in her keynote that my friends and I talked about after and I've thought a lot about since. Jenny is about ten years older than me and she was discussing her life a decade ago in general but also pre her commercial success. She said she's as happy now, as she was then. And it'll be the same for all of us. In a decade from now, we'll be as relatively happy as we are now.
We all tend to have this idea that if X,Y, and Z happens, we'll lead happier lives. Money usually, career success, maybe kids or marriage if that's something you want. Jenny's saying thats not true though and I believe her. As I can attest to, even when I achieve a personal goal, the happiness surrounding it is fleeting. It's immediately, cool -what's next?
Part of this is natural as "progress is the key to happiness" says Tony Robbins. "If you are growing, and giving, you will be happy. If you are moving forward in your life, if you are progressing personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually—you will be happy. It is only in stagnation that we wilt like a flower." - Tony Robbins
So the other part of this tidbit from Jenny is a reminder to slow the fuck down. Stop speeding to red lights. You're not going to be any happier when you get wherever it is you're going.
Unspeakable - "If you like my books, you'll love this. Funny, honest, and smarter than mine." - Chelsea Handler on instagram
I Regret Nothing - Remember when I interviewed Jen? Me too. Check out it here.
99 Problems - If you're sick of me plugging my book, know that I am too. I'm not sick, interestingly enough, of getting checks from Amazon so I'm gonna keep grinding it out.