Barbara Meant “Hooker” in an Affectionate Way, Right?

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This past Monday I appeared on The View. You can catch the full episode here. I plan to write at length about my experience, but for now I’ll just say that it was a blast. It was an intense day on a lot of levels, not the least of which was that I reconnected with my friend Rachel (a producer on the show), whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years. I was incredibly nervous at first, but as soon I had my ass in that chair with the cute little blue mug in front of me, I felt great. I actually had fun. I made a mental note that if a host position ever becomes available, I definitely want to apply. I think I’d give them just the edge they need.

I seem to be getting a bunch of incredibly supportive feedback from people who think that Barbara was mean to me. I appreciate the love, but I have to disagree. I’ve been known to don my journalist hat every so often, so I know the difference between being mean and digging for the story. It never once crossed my mind that Barbara was being mean. I was honored to be interviewed by her and frankly thrilled to watch her do her thing, even when I did her radio show afterwards and she managed to throw me off my game a couple of times. She’s friggin’ Barbara Walters, of course she threw me off my game.

Besides, I didn’t write this book so people would like me and be nice to me. I wrote it because I wanted to tell my story. The View gave me the opportunity to do exactly that.

8 thoughts on “Barbara Meant “Hooker” in an Affectionate Way, Right?

  1. Played hooky on Monday and saw on your blog you were on the show that morning so I checked it out. Great job! You were a natural up there. congratulations!

  2. Blog title alone?

    Total LOLercaust.

    Completely heard your inflection, and love the commentary you posted in response. While I [AHEM!] can’t say that I saw the segment (since I, you know, heard about it after the fact and all…), I’m sure clips of it will surface on “teh interwebz”—or I’ll see a re-run—eventually.

    However, yeah: of course Babs threw you off-kilter. Sounds like you handled it much better than guests have in the past (Courtney Love, who?), and I commend you.

    Why, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that a certain unnamed micro-press wouldn’t give you the time of day…

    And look at you now, kiddo.

    Thanks for reminding me that naw, it’s not all futile—you know, all of “this.”

    Umm, YEAH.

    I Love Love Love Yoouuu!
    Clintasaurus Wrecks

  3. Barbara’s always a little bit mean, that’s her role–she’s like the scary principal. I bet she partied like a harem girl in her days (maybe?) What I want to know is if Elizabeth whatshername is obnoxious in person.

  4. Greetings, just stopping by to show some [holiday|seasonal|Christmas|Kwanza|winter} cheer! I definitely accept how hard it is writing all this information! Have a GREAT NEW YEAR!

    Thanks!

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