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Mommy Dearest

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Oprah – raped by an uncle. Augusten Burroughs –   his bizarre mother sent him to live with her psychiatrist. Joan Crawford’s daughter (does anyone even remember her name?) –  beat with hangars (which she now admits never really happened). Michael Jackson? Don’t even get me started.

Well, boohoo. I’m here to say we all had unhappy childhoods to one degree or another, so get off your whiney bandwagons. How many people have gotten famous despite – or earned fame as a result of  – describing how horribly unhappy their childhood was? Tolstoy said it best: every unhappy family is unhappy in it’s own way. We just don’t get paid to bellyache about it. (more…)

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