Posts Tagged ‘Padma Lakshmi’
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Nancy Jo Sales has the Padma Lakshmi story in VF, but overstates things a wee bit:
How amazing was it that she, the daughter of a single mother who fled India to escape the stigma of divorce, was poised to become the first Indian woman with an American brandâ€”perhaps the first to self-brand. “I’m as American as anyone else,” she has said.
Susie Coehlo, who’s also Indian/American, has Padma beat by quite a few years.
And then there’s this:
the many contradictions in its author, such as: she’s an educated woman–with a B.A. in theater arts from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1992–who swears freely: “Finishing the fucking book was like being in labor for two years!”
What planet is Sales on–the nun planet? (And since when does a degree from Clark impress anyone at Vanity Fair?)
Oh, and Padma? You didn’t get death threats for your writing, so pipe down.
(Photograph by Alexi Lubomirski)
April Winchell, writer, radio personality, and the funniest person we know, took time out from her busy day to answer the FBLA 20 Questions:
1. What newspapers do you read?
Whatever’s laying around at the Methadone clinic.
2. Which ones do you move your lips while reading?
My father taught me never to move my lips.
Also this one:
I can’t believe they make this product in this scent, and I have to look at it almost every day. Seriously, am I washing it or marinating it? I bet this is what Padma Lakshmi uses.
4. Where do you get your car washed?
Oh that’s funny. Sometimes I scrape the bird shit off my windshield with a key, but that’s about it.
5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Doctor.