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It's a Family Affair: One Big Happy Family in CLUTCH

It's always strange reading what people write about me. To see myself through their eyes. Sometimes it's heartbreaking. Sometimes it's enlightening. Sometimes it makes me think about how I said something or what I really want people to understand.

This is an interesting piece by Zettler Clay on One Big Happy Family on Clutch today. I'm pondering how I feel about this profile. I don't think of myself as an "inveterate zealot," but I feel I should at least consider the possibility. 

I also don't think I've spent thirty-nine years seeking my mother's attention, but perhaps that's what it looks like to others. Alas--this profile is thought provoking. Quixotic, natch. 

What do you think? 

An excerpt:

"But who, pray tell, is Rebecca Walker?

She is a woman who has spent a good part of her 39 years on earth seeking her mother’s elusive approval. She’s the Jewish-Nubian who spent considerable parts of her childhood being shuffled from coast-to-coast, enduring ridicule from classmates because of her lineage and looks, while imbibing the rich customs of Jews and African-Americans alike. She is a woman who attended Yale University, graduated cum laude, wrote several treatises, books and articles, all while haunted by the memory of a lost baby and the fear of not being able to have another one.

She is, in essence, a woman of omnivorous tastes; a counterculture spokesperson and literary commuter who is still ultimately seeking her halcyon environment, if not understanding, of how to make the world a better place. A quixotic being, but certainly not apathetic."

My, my.

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March 23rd, 2009


Comment #1 by Anonymous on March 30, 2009 - 12:50am

You know how journalist are. They like to make things a little more salacious than they actually are; exagerating here, simplifying there. Writers tend to make the outside world fit into the story that they're writing, no matter if their work turns out to be accurate or not.

Clay made you a character and your parents characters as well. Those characters fit very well into the world of his article. Funny how he speaks of your life and the life of your parents with such authority. More than likely he took this information from your memoirs and maybe a few articles that your mother wrote back in the day. Clay is the omniscent god of his article and he can create you into being anything he wants.

Comment #2 by rebecca on March 31, 2009 - 7:44am
Comment #3 by Super Amanda on April 12, 2009 - 1:12pm

Happy Easter from London hottie! G20 was a crazy!

Love Amanda

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