See Also

8/5/2022

Episode 20: This Is My Life (Toy Poodle Episode)

See Also is a weekly dispatch that connects the dots of pop culture.This week, Kate and Brodie are talking about The Girls™️: Nora, Meg, Samantha and Gabby. It's our first Toy Poodle Episode (you'll see why) and it's all about Nora Ephron's 1992 directorial debut, This is My Life. There might not be Also Alsos this week, but don't worry, there's still plenty of further reading and ideas to Add To Cart – or at least Open in New Tab.Starring Julie "literal Marge Simpson" Kavner as hopeful stand-up comic Dottie Ingils, and Samantha Mathis and Gabby Hoffman as her daughters Erica and Opel, This is My Life is about everything that matters: mums! daughters! sisters! ambition! Carrie Fisher! Co-written by Nora and her sister Delia, the film was adapted from Meg Wolitzer's novel This is Your Life. As a special treat for us and you, Meg was kind enough to write in to See Also with her memories of having her book adapted by Nora.See AlsosSamantha Mathis on River Phoenix and her career revivalThe Chelsea Hotel Had Its Own EloiseSeeing Nora EverywhereGirl Talk: Lena Dunham on Her Brooklyn Movie SeriesSam Cohn's obituaryOne of Jinxy's "everything is material" momentsMeg Wolitzer on What Happens When a Book’s Character Comes to LifeWatch AlsoHacksMuppets Take ManhattanThe Hairy Bird (aka Strike! aka All I Wanna Do)The WifeEverything is CopyPump up The VolumeThe Thing Called LoveC'mon C'monFind us on Instagram @seealsopodcast