Some of her life lessons may seen obvious, such as her revelation that “the 24/7 scandal cycle has turned out to be even more devastating over time — to lives, careers, reputations, public discourse, and the American psyche” than it was in the 1990s.
Or this one:
“Choose your friends carefully. Twenty-five years ago I had one of the world’s worst friends: Linda ‘Judas, hold my beer’ Tripp. While I have since let go of the resentment and bitterness that surrounded her and her betrayal, it’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am to have been able to trust new people.”
But some of the random things she’s learned, really do seem random, such as:
- “It took me 22 years to be able to watch ′The West Wing’ — which, yes, I agree, was brilliant. (And thankfully, no one wore a beret.)”
- “Turns out our parents are not ‘dumb.’ Quite the opposite. (But they are still annoying at times.)”
- “The multiverse is real.”
- “Paul Rudd looks the same. How can that be?”
Lewinsky saved what she thought was the most important random thing she’s learned for the end.
“Lastly, I don’t know how to say this other than to be direct and insufferably corny: You can survive the unimaginable,” she wrote, nothing that “not for nothing did I name my film and TV production company Alt Ending.”