You wouldn’t believe it, but the aHA! moment that inspired me to write PASSAGES was being caught in a crossfire on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland!
I never thought I’d get a chance to join the circus. But to support a Poets & Writers fundraiser, I was an acrobat for a night!
I’ve been following the rise of Hillary Clinton for 25 years. In the early 90s, I was one of the few journalists she would confide in – even telling me she was in menopause! Recently, I was at her launch rally where she cast her gender and age as winning qualifications to be “the youngest WOMAN president in the history of the U.S.”
I had crazy fun starting New York Magazine with Gloria Steinem, Milton Glaser and the gang and giving birth to New Journalism – until we found out Murdoch was pulling a hostile takeover.
Before he proposed, my romance with Clay Felker was a thrilling 17-year one-night stand. It was worth waiting for 24 of my most happy and creative years.
I did 42 interviews to prepare for an hour with British P.M. Margaret Thatcher. But I only learned the secret of her rejuvenation and flirtation with Mikhail Gorbachev by submitting to an electrical bath!