From Reductress, a feministized women’s magazine:
7 Beach Reads That Just Happen To Be The Books Jack Liked On Facebook
Issue 28.5 – Living – Jul 29, 2016 By: Jessye McGarry
There’s nothing better than sitting on a beach with the sand between your toes, a cocktail in your hand, and a great book in your lap that Jack happened to like on Facebook. Yes, that Jack! Wow, once you read all of these books and bring them up in conversation with him, he’ll be like, “Wow, we have so much in common. I should definitely date her!” What a crazy coincidence his faves are on this list!
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
This Vonnegut book is an American classic and a Jack classic. Wow! After you read this, you can be all “Vonnegut’s a great satirist—oh, you’ve read Vonnegut, Jack? I had literally no idea that you were a fan! I just started reading the book because of a list!” …
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Did Jack read this book, or did he just like it on Facebook? Who cares! It’s going on the list anyway, which should actually prove that this list has very little to do with Jack. But now, if he ever brings it up, you can talk about it and he’ll be amazed you have so many similar interests! …
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe Jack put this in his favorite books when he was 17 and first got a Facebook, but that doesn’t actually matter since it’s our recommendation for the current summer! Nothing like having a relaxing day at the beach reading Fight Club!
Beach reads make you feel happy, and so does talking to Jack—not that that’s even the point of this list because it’s not!!
Along similar lines, there’s the CW network musical sitcom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (now on Netflix):
Here’s a tribute to West Covina, CA:
(although the show appears to actually be filmed in my neighborhood, so if you want to know where I live looks like, it looks like West Covina on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend):