Lesléa Newman’s 57 books include the novel THE RELUCTANT DAUGHTER, the poetry collection NOBODY’S MOTHER and the children’s classic HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES. Currently she is the poet laureate of Northampton, MA. Visit her site at www.lesleanewman.com Watch for Leslea in Preview to A Good Whack.
photo:Leslea in line to meet Cher (in bangs); courtesy of author
It was sure to be the New York moment of a lifetime. Cher, singer of “I’ve Got You Babe,” “Half-breed,” and “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves;” Cher, wearer of those outrageous wigs and outfits; Cher, the first woman to show her belly button on TV (and to call David Letterman an a–hole, in public anyway); Cher, mother of Chastity and widow of Sonny (Mary Bono who?); Cher was going to be signing copies of her book, The First Time at the Barnes and Noble in Chelsea. It was just too good to be true.
Now anyone who knows me knows my pet peeve is the celebrity-turned-author. I am sick of people who can’t put a sentence together being paid mega amounts of money for a book they didn’t even write. How would Madonna feel if I got paid more money than she’d ever see in her entire life to lipsync “Like a Virgin?” But forget all that. We’re not talking your run-of-the-mill celebrity here. We’re talking the Goddess herself. We’re talking Cher.
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