One Book, One Movie, and One Album That I Think Everyone Should Read, Watch, and Hear

Inspired by @bethidee
  1. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
    It is difficult for a book to make me bark out loud with laughter, but this one kills me every time I read it, which has been approximately 14,637 times. I recently listened to David read it on audiobook and have fallen in love with it all over again. He does a mean Billie Holiday impression. My favorite story is "Jesus Shaves" - David recounts a day in the Parisian French class where the class explained Easter to a Moroccan woman.
  2. Wizard of Oz
    I am old enough to remember when it was shown just once a year on TV. Each time I would find another layer that reflected what was going on at that point in my life. My spiritual guru RuPaul on the real talk between Dorothy & Glinda: "Why didn’t you tell me all I had to do was click my heels three times?" "Because you wouldn’t believe me. You had to go out there and own what it means to be a badass bitch. I could tell ya how to do it, but you wouldn’t believe me." Words to live by, my friends.
  3. Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
    Sir Duke, I Wish, Isn't She Lovely, As...we all know these classics but don't stop there. This album feels as current and is as relevant as it was 40 years ago. Knocks Me Off My Feet is the epitome of romance. Black Man is a history lesson we all need now more than ever. I will let this one speak for itself: "Love's in need of love today. Don't delay, send yours in right away You know that hate's going round breaking many hearts. Stop, stop it please, before it goes too far." Preach, Stevie.