Documentaries, books, I want it all!
February 22, 2012 11:33 AM Subscribe
Please give me some suggestions for documentaries and books I might like.
posted by PeppahCat to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
To give you an idea of what I'm looking for...
Documentaries I've watched recently that I want more of:
--PBS Frontline: The Suicide Tourist, Undertaking, and Facing Death
--Choosing to Die
--The Most Hated Family in America (about the Phelps family of Westboro Church)
I LOVE documentaries, really I've seen more than this in recent months but these few stick out...if it makes me cry or makes me pick up my jaw from the floor so I can yell at the screen, I wanna see it. Please don't suggest Dear Zachary...have seen it and for some reason it seems to be 'the must see' in my preferred viewing categories LOL.
(Sidenote: if anyone can find "Dying at Grace" online, or where it's available to purchase for less than $20, that'd be awesome...I keep seeing it in the $100+ range...and I want to see it but NOT that bad.)
Books I've read recently and want more of:
--The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs
--A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
--Stiff by Mary Roach
--Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (and others by him)
--Lots of autobiographies by Dick Van Dyke, Ron Jeremy, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball (my favorite), Ozzie Osbourne, and Julie Andrews
--Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
--The Help by Kathryn Stockett
--Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked by Robert D. Webster
--Death's Acre by Bill Bass (my hero)
You get the idea. I found out I LOVE autobiographies, biographies as well. And because of my major/minor in college, the medical examiner, funeral director, and forensic stuff appeals to me a bunch. The Help was quirky and funny, and that along with Charlaine Harris' smartass and hysterical Sookie Stackhouse series are some of my favorite fiction books ever.
For what it's worth, there's NOTHING that offends me. I want stuff from any and all views and walks of life. Can be from the ultra-religious to the ultra-atheist, conservative to liberal, etc. I like to get riled up, to cry my eyes out, to be jumping with joy, and all in between. I ain't scared. =D
AskMeFi's past questions along these lines are where I found many of the things I watched listed above, as well as some of the more recent books. I've exhausted the older AskMeFi questions, and I'm sure there are new members like myself who have good suggestions! Fire away!