The past belongs to everyone who was there. What do you remember? ADD YOUR STORY
I woke up thinking about my mother today, only to realize that today she’d be 77 years old. Then, I checked my email to find that one of her thoughtful fans, Monika E. Cotrill, sent us some old newspaper articles that I had never seen.
This one is from Macey, one brave – and tough – 15 year old girl.
“I originally got this book randomly in my high school library because I had to do an oral presentation on a non-fiction book. This was before Christmas break. I had only read the first 20 pages or so up until a couple weeks ago.”
You’re not going to believe it: Lee Godart, the man behind one of the most memorable roles on the Edge of Night, wrote us the other day, out of the blue. He played Elliot Dorn to our mother’s Margo Huntington, forming the most scandalous pair in all of Monticello. Lee sent us some old photos of him and our mother… and confessed his unabashed love for her! Click through to read his entire email, and to see never-before-seen photos of him and our mom on set.
Almost every day, we get emails from people who have read our book. Some of them simply want to reach out because they were moved by our story while others write to share their stories of childhood tragedy and triumph. On a the rare occasion, we receive blasts from the past that blow our hair back. Today we got one of those: All the way from Chile, Andres himself!
Here is his email, in full, reprinted with his permission, of course.
We have received so many touching things from Mom’s fans since the book has come out — one woman even mailed us her personal scrapbook filled with newsclippings and handwritten notes our mother had written her! And, just the other day, Monika Cottrill sent in this picture of our our parents at the 20th anniversary party for Search for Tomorrow. None of us had seen this before, so thanks so much, Monika!!
One of the most amazing things we have discovered since writing this book is how many fans remember our mom. One woman got in touch recently to share an article she had stumbled upon on the website We Love Soaps. We had never seen it before: Read more →
Today marks the first week anniversary of our paperback being out in the world! We are exhausted, in a good way. We kicked things off with a reading at PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO on September 14th and upwards of 60 people showed up including Natalie Vucovik (my best friend from 2nd grade) and “B” Chatfield, Diana’s best friend from fifth on up. Read more →
You wanna know what we think about that movie? You know, the one that “stole” our title? Check out Diana’s blog for the Huffington Post!
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Today is a big day: Our paperback publishes and we are celebrating with a reading in Brooklyn surrounded by friends and family. To document the launch, Dan is going to do a video a day for the next week or so. And then us less savvy sisters will choose favorite photos that help explain what has happened since our story came out in the world. It has been one year since our book was first published and the paperback takes that into account, with new pages–16 in all–that explain what happened next. Read more →
Tomorrow is a BIG DAY!!! The paperback version of The Kids Are All Right is having its coming out party and all my siblings are coming to New York to celebrate! Diana arrives this morning with one-year-old Harvey, Dan and Amanda show up tomorrow afternoon and we will all be getting together at Power House Arena, the phenomenal Brooklyn bookstore by DUMBO’s waterfront that same evening at 7pm to share a glass (or two…) of wine with friends as well as read a hilarious section of the book (and a sad one, too. Hard to avoid!) A Q&A follows with all four of us. If you are in the NYC area, please come join us! And if you can’t, then check out our **NEW AND IMPROVED** website daily as Dan will be documenting the launch with a video clip a day….