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“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”
Ryan Gosling – Read full article
“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”
Brooke Shields – Read full article
“I’ve squandered an opportunity that people would kill for. You reach a certain age and you come to the conclusion that greatness is not in you.”
Woody Allen – Read full article
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“I was doing drugs, I allowed crystal to be put up my ass. I had hired a whore I was fucking. Part of me thinks I am to blame for it. I put myself in a position to be raped.”
‘Cocaine Came First. Then the Whores’: Kevin Sessums on Surviving Drugs and Loving the Devil
The Daily Beast, March 6, 2015
Most literally, I Left It on the Mountain, the title of Kevin Sessums’s second riveting memoir, refers to a plant on Kilimanjaro, which the 58-year-old celebrity interviewer climbed in 2006. His guide tells Sessums he can take a cutting from the plant, give it to the person who has angered him, and in that way they will know that all is forgiven.
He hears his father’s voice in his mind: “Son, there’s nothing to forgive,” and doesn’t take a cutting from the plant.
On that odyssey, Sessums was facing his conflicted feelings about being HIV-positive (he was diagnosed when he was 45) and how that was tied to his sexuality and upbringing. That is another emotional brew detailed both here and in his first memoir, Mississippi Sissy, which also recounted his troubled relationship with his father, the deaths of his parents (he was an orphan by 9), and later, his molestation by a minister.