Lenny Letter No. 104

First Lady Dolley Madison Knew How to Party
A look back at the influential — and festive — work of First Lady Dolley Madison.

In this issue of Lenny: the founder of nonprofit Nest on how to start a business without a background in finance; Dr. Brene Brown on confronting bullshit; Tova Mirvis on rethinking the mikvah tradition; the stars on "Patti Cake$" on reaching outside your comfort zone; and artist Jess Rotter on First Lady Dolley Madison.

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Out of the Mikvah, Into the World
Out of the mikvah, into the world.
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The Rising Star Who's Defying Hollywood Sizeism
Singer and actress Bridget Everett talks with her Patti Cake$ costar Danielle Macdonald.
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I Built a Global Business Without a Finance Degree
I turned my momentary obstacles into a full-time job: The founder of Nest on how she used her degree in social work as a pivot point to...
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How to Speak Truth to Bullshit
Brené Brown explains why outwitting BS takes nuance and civility.
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