Barbara Meant “Hooker” in an Affectionate Way, Right?

May 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Adoptive Families, Family

By: Jillian Lauren

This past Monday I appeared on The View. You can catch the full episode here. I plan to write at length about my experience, but for now I’ll just say that it was a blast. It was an intense day on a lot of levels, not the least of which was that I reconnected with my friend Rachel (a producer on the show), whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years. I was incredibly nervous at first, but as soon I had my ass in that chair with the cute little blue mug in front of me, I felt great. I actually had fun. I made a mental note that if a host position ever becomes available, I definitely want to apply. I think I’d give them just the edge they need.

I seem to be getting a bunch of incredibly supportive feedback from people who think that Barbara was mean to me. I appreciate the love, but I have to disagree. I’ve been known to don my journalist hat every so often, so I know the difference between being mean and digging for the story. It never once crossed my mind that Barbara was being mean. I was honored to be interviewed by her and frankly thrilled to watch her do her thing, even when I did her radio show afterwards and she managed to throw me off my game a couple of times. She’s friggin’ Barbara Walters, of course she threw me off my game.

Besides, I didn’t write this book so people would like me and be nice to me. I wrote it because I wanted to tell my story. The View gave me the opportunity to do exactly that.



4 Responses to “Barbara Meant “Hooker” in an Affectionate Way, Right?”
  1. Madge says:

    I thought the interview was terrific. I also made a note to get the book. Fascinating subject.

  2. Brandy says:

    Madge I’m almost done with the book and it is fantastic! Great writing, very fascinating and well worth the read.

  3. susan says:

    great job jillian, you stood strong with the tough chicks. i love whoopie

  4. Tosha says:

    I finished the book last week and it killed me. Beautiful. I missed the View; definitely can’t wait to check it out.

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