Inspired by @bethidee and @tenpea and others too...
  1. Book: Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh
    Because it is hysterically funny while sometimes being brutally honest (see her series on depression.)
  2. Movie: Twilight
    Because then you will always have a great baseline to judge ever other movie. "Was it worse than Twilight? Yes? Whoa." (This strategy also works for the book...)
  3. Album: If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
    OMG the lyrics, the music, the everything. Heartbreakingly beautiful. The title track, the perils of immigration in Thousands Are Sailing, and the most real love song ever with Fairytale Of New York.