3 Things: Mark Manson, Dina Martina, and Stay-at-Home Dads / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends!

Did you notice the new logo? I love that drawing so much! It was custom created by the multi-talented Liz Fosslien (if you've been reading these for a while, you might remember her Murakami Mad Libs or "My Life in 3 Letters"). She is fantastic.
If you're new to 3 Things, welcome! Every Saturday, I send out a short email with three great things. I've also got some of my upcoming shows featured below. If you know anyone who you think would enjoy this, feel free to spread the word! They can get these delivered straight to their inbox here or see the archive of past emails, here.

SHOW UPDATE:  Next Saturday (1/24), I'll be in the Bay Area doing a You're the Expert show with The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac! It's a special SF Sketchfest show and we've got an expert who does top secret research on extending human life. Check it out! 

Ok, on to this week's list!

Thing I Think Is Great:

I'm not ashamed to say that I love self-help books. There's something very satisfying about finishing a chapter and then shouting out loud "I can take charge of my life!" The books are often pretty silly, but every once in a while there's an idea that I find myself referencing with friends again and again. This article by Mark Manson fell into that category for me. People often ask "What do you want to do?" but they're forgetting the much more meaningful question. The Most Important Question of Your Life (h/t to Adrienne)

Thing That Made Me Laugh:

I'd never heard of Dina Martina before, but apparently she is a national drag and burlesque star. All I know is this interview she gave to Huffington Post is amazingly, surreally hilarious. I'm an instant fan. Her answer to "What do you make of the Democrats losing their majority?" legitimately made me spit water onto my computer screen. Dina Martina, Hilariously Surreal Raconteur

1 Interesting Thing:

What do you do when you're a Harvard educated, highly successful lawyer who becomes a stay-at-home dad and no longer feels respected? Duh. Write an article for The Atlantic. Ryan Park definitely drops a lot of names in this article, but it's also a really interesting look at the changing gender dynamics of parenting and work. What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

Ok, thanks for reading! More details on shows and my full schedule online at www.chrisduffycomedy.com/calendar/

Have a great weekend,