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.

Out of the Mikvah, Into the World
Out of the mikvah, into the world.
The Rising Star Who's Defying Hollywood Sizeism
Singer and actress Bridget Everett talks with her Patti Cake$ costar Danielle Macdonald.
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...
How to Speak Truth to Bullshit
Brené Brown explains why outwitting BS takes nuance and civility.
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