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Book Vs Movie “Girl Interrupted (New Intro) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Girl Interrupted”

The 1993 Susanna Kaysen Novel Vs. The 1999 Winona Ryder-Produced Movie

Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be because the Margos sure did after reading Girl Interrupted and man we just LOVE this book and movie discussion!

We start off talking about the recent Women’s Marches and then get right into the nitty-gritty of Susanna Kaysen’s (our author’s) interesting background and the history of the McLean Hosptial who past residents include Sylvia Plath, James Taylor, Ray Charles and David Foster Wallace. She stayed there between 1967-1968 and wrote this book in 1993.

Actress Winona Ryder (just 21 years old at the time) bought the movie rights and waited several years to see her passion project become the star vehicle for multi-award winner Angelina Jolie (oops!)

We read the book and then watched the movie. Which did the Margos like better? Listen below to find out!

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • Susanna Kaysen’s backstory and the cost (adjusted for inflation) to “cure” her mental illness
  • Winona Ryder’s only (so far) Executive Producer credit
  • How women were treated at mental institutions in the 1960s
  • The vast number of changes between book and film
  • Angelina Jolie’s incredible performance
  • The excellent supporting cast

Clips used:

Girl Interrupted original theatrical trailer

Susanna gets her Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis

Angelina Jolie’s character (“Lisa”) is introduced

Lisa has a breakdown

Downtown by Petula Clark  

(Thanks to Tawny Platis of The Dirty Bits podcast for the promo at the top of the show!)

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What Did We Learn This Month? Shape magazine with Naomi Campbell @Shape_Magazine 2

What Did We Learn This Month?


April 2014

Naomi Campbell photographed by Nino Munoz

Naomi Campbell photographed by Nino Munoz


Shape Cover Star for April 2014:

Ultimate model diva Naomi Campbell is on the cover and looking very sexy (43 years old, people!) Naomi is the Executive Producer and cohost of the show The Face which sounds similar to America’s Top Model but I would never say that directly to Ms. Campbell as she is famous for a short temper. (I used to work for Conde Nast and let me tell ya—I have some gooood Naomi Campbell stories!)

Anyhoo, after 28 years in the business Naomi is now doling out her best advice for staying happy & healthy plus she shows us a few of her favorite yoga poses. Check them out here!

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What else is on the April issue of Shape?

“Striking a Balance”

Check out the blue disc the model is balancing on. I have one of these and plan to use it more often with my client training. (Workout featured here created by trainer Kim Truman)

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“Meet Your New Cardio”

Here we get a series of high intensity exercises (Plyometric) from Equinox trainer Lashuan Dale that will get you an overall excellent workout in under 25 minutes.

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“Hit the Floor”

Tips for performing three basic Pilates moves from Brooke Siler of re:AB Pilates.

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 “2014 Shape Shoe Awards”

If you are looking for new trainers, shoes for Zumba or the best walking sneakers on the market—check out this issue first.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:

  • “Track Stars” A review of three new fitness monitors by Shape editors.
  • “Survive Hormonal Swings in Style” Perimenopause symptoms (insomnia, hot flashes, low libido) can occur up to a decade before menopause begins and you can combat them with the tips here.
  • “Women Who Shape the World” Shape honors women who are changing the world for the better including Angelina Jolie, Sara Bareilles, Iman, Sara Blakely, Ellen Gustafson, Diana Nyad, and Mary Barra.

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Overall Grade:

A  Love all of workouts here plus there are useful health-related stories as well. Great issue!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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