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What Pamela Adlon Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Pamela Adlon, the creator of FX’s Better Things, which returned for a fourth season last week, about the watermelon candies, sea salt, and tanning towels she can’t live without.

I should just say, right out of the gate, that items I can’t live without are water, air, food, and my children. I always carry a water bottle with me, though I grappled with what brand to recommend because I’ve used Hydro Flask, H2GO, and Klean Kanteen. But Hydro Flask is the best, and it doesn’t leak. God, my first Hydro Flask — it’s like when I lost my virginity. I don’t know when I bought my first one. I’ve used them for years. I have black and hunter green, and I probably do two 32-ouncers a day, at least. I even brought one with me when I did Jimmy Kimmel. I brought my own water bottle onstage, and he was like, “I’ve never seen somebody bring their own water.” I’m always terrified that when I’m being interviewed or doing a panel, they’ll have plastic. I’m like, “Get those nasty little hos away.”