"I felt helpless. Until early December, when I got the Idea. Which was that Rainbow would make the Amazing Christmas Comeback..”
- New York Times
"I grew up thinking that manners were the only thing separating us from full-scale anarchy, and to this day, I believe that thank-you notes make the world go round. But I don't want people touching my kid."
"I'm stress-smiling in a dumb big red hat,
trying to make it seem as if we are just
one big normal family.”
- New York Times
“The day started a long, long time ago, but Daryl Hannah’s got that laid-back, just-woke-up vibe — occasionally stumbling for a word, inserting a slow, easy laugh here and there. And who can blame her?”
“When a very young Lisa Bloom noticed the drugstore had an aisle for “Girls’ Toys” (dolls, toy vacuum cleaners and dress-up clothes) and “Boys’ Toys” (guns, cars and money) she urged her mother, prominent feminist attorney Gloria Allred, to sue.”
“The 43-year-old pastor, with Hollywood good looks and a scorching intellect, challenges his flock with the help of a world-class choir. ‘Life is about relationships. It begins with the relationship with God, but it’s about relationships,’ he says. ‘We live for people, we live for each other.’”
“My euphoria sank to somewhere under my spleen. Did Peg think we just took the baby out to the park and did some kind of ceremony with a candle and called it good? Or did she think this was some kind of black-market, back-alley deal?”
“I traded chartreuse silk pumps for black leather Timberlands and figured out how to yield that satisfying crack-and-split from firewood rounds.”
"Temporarily going their separate ways, Gene became involved with Bongo, a successful multimillion denim brand. Eventually Barry joined him in California and by 1989 they’d launched Lucky Brand Jeans on their own. Today, the ubiquitous denims adorn derrieres worldwide."
– Cedars-Sinai Catalyst
"I think of the forced hugs with people I barely knew who came to my parents' door. The wrong smells. The awkward seconds until it was over. Being pushed into things I didn't want and I didn't realize were optional."
Vanessa McGrady is an award-winning journalist, social media strategist and communications professional. But wait, there’s more! She’s also been a playwright, actor, producer and voice-over artist. She can sing “Home on the Range” in Yiddish, which is apropos of nothing.