sometimes – not all the time, women need to shut the fcuk up – just for a minute; so they can rehash their thoughts state outloud to themselves as if performing a soliloquy. And ask theyself, should I share this with the masses?
During her media blitz to market her book Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities, you just couldn’t escape her ass. I remember one evening in the gym getting’ it in burning those calories on the treadmill and there she was on CNN courtesy of Larry King. And Larry was goin’ for the jugular and rightly so… don’t think you can come on national television and not be intimately questioned. She was prepared – I’m sure courtesy of her media squad. But, I couldn’t help but wonder what a private person as she claimed to be wrote a book, on the heels of public infidelity in her marriage knowing full well the voyuers are watching…
But then I find myself on a subsequent Saturday obtaining a mani and pedi, when my manicurist handed me Lady O. And lo and behold, as I thumb through pages and land on the contents, she’s there. Elizabeth – you’re everywhere!?!... Oh, and inquiring minds want to know – what else can Bellini find out that she hasn’t heard already. As the transcripts of the interview are printed and I read along… I find myself pitying Elizabeth. Say what you want about Oprah, but she knows how to probe her subjects.
So, Lady O asks “What man holds a baby in the middle of the night, when the baby isn’t his?” Go O, Go O! see, Larry wasn’t smart enough to ask such a question. And Elizabeth quips, “I won’t acknowledge that woman.” Huh? Elizabeth, hurry up and find out if that baby is Johns – so your children know whether they have and additional sister and how ya’ll gonna divvy up assets.
Now, there’s much more I could say. But I won’t. I know that this infidelity thing plaguing marriages has me perplexed. Partially, because I don’t understand the reactions of some of these women. However, who am I to judge. In reading Lady O, I found Elizabeth is really a conflicted soul. And perhaps, all women -- victim of infidelity -- really are just that. How can I not pity that?
P.S. ... Elizabeth asserts that the reason for writing her book is because she already had the book deal and she wasn't gonna let the mistress stop her life. Oh, and the infidelity is an aspect of the book -- not the focal point.
SO LONG, FAREWELL...
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