Carlip, Queen of the Oddballs
saw Karl Lagerfeld at a bookshop on the rue de Rivoli
today, and I got a little burst of happiness. Seeing
him lifted my spirits when I was feeling blue. Last
night I watched Star Academy, which is like French
American Idol only better. The kids on that show,
and the kids on all the reality TV shows, are competing
for celebrity, and why not? Celebrities are the gods
and goddesses of our time, and I like those gods a
lot better than I like the Christian one.
yes, I have a small thing for celebrities. I find
it embarrassing but necessary to admit that the thing
I liked most about Hillary Carlip's memoir was her
name-dropping. I totally went for it. I mean HELLO,
the woman is friends with k.d. lang and Melissa Etheridge
and all those lezzer celebs. How cool is that?
the real POINT of Carlip's book, is, of course, to
stop trying to be "somebody" and to be yourself.
Right. Got that. Except did I mention that she is
friends with k.d. lang?
the book. You'll love it, whether you're moved by
her honest journey to try to just be herself, or whether
you just like reading about celebs.