Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ayelet Waldman on Oprah

Today's topic on Oprah is the whole foofaraw about women loving their husband more than their kids. I'll be TiVoing the rerun tonight so I can see the whole thing, but what I've seen so far this morning involves a lot of women shaking their heads at Ayelet Waldman. Waldman, of course, wrote that column in the New York Times a few weeks ago about how she loves her husband, writer Michael Chabon, more than her children. Apparently, when she told her 10-year-old daughter that she was going on Oprah to talk about how much she loves Daddy, she couldn't bring herself to tell the child that she loves Daddy more than she loves her. (Duh!)

5 comments:

Psycho Kitty said...

I don't have TV, so you'll have to tell me aaalll about this one. I don't get the big brouhaha, personally. I get the impression that Ayelet just sort of says things off the cuff, as they come to her, and people get all bent out of shape about it. I contradict myself on a daily basis, but no one cares. I love un-celebrity!

cancerbaby said...

I would love to see this, but we live in the dark ages and have no Tivo. I'm very curious about how Ayelet will present herself, and how she'll be recieved. The week her essay was published was a fun one in blogland, wasn't it?

JT said...

Remind me to thank Waldman personally. My blog about her column got hubby so excited he knocked me up. I'll be thinking her name with every bout of morning sickness...

Anonymous said...

If you want to learn about the real Ayelet and what a nut she is, go to google and type her name in. Click on the links with "Salon" and see her pride in her 3rd trimester abortion, her hope for her son to be gay, her suicide attempts and details of her bipolar disorder. Then ask yourself....why am I giving this woman a second thought.....

I think people should know who they are talking about before they give her too much time or attention. She craves it.

Orange said...

Wow, a judgmental troll. The very best kind! Suicide attempts? Hmm, nope, I sure don't hold that against anyone. (Good lord, that would be unkind.) Bipolar? Hmm, there are medications to manage that disorder. Not minding if her son is gay? Hmm, I seem to have no objection to that (see post above). Late-term abortion? Hmm, I try not to second-guess other women's deeply personal decisions.