January 21, 2014 / Vickie Lester
How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World, by Sophia Stuart
As per the traditions of Hollywood, and my habit of turning conversations my way here’s the preface:
Oh! Talk about me? Of course! Spoiled and sheltered, and can go Sicilian in an instant.
On the other hand. There are people who restore, regenerate, thrive in self-invention, and don’t have a molecule of spite in them. They go through life sharing and communicating and extending the love. What am I talking about? Why, this book: how to stay sane in a crazy world | by sophia stuart. There’s something really cool (aka, admirable) about a conscious choice on the author’s part to stay in the light. In the face of travail she sought a path, a path modeled in the footsteps of women in Hollywood. Women who invented themselves (Anita Loos) and supported each other (Mary Pickford and Frances Marion) and knew how to find comfort (especially on the screen). When devastating illness interrupted her life, she wanted a book to tide her through, and not finding that precious volume, she decided to write it.
On receiving a frightening diagnosis she checked into a five star hotel…
And allowed herself to seek comfort in all the wrong places…
And knew enough that when her body said “slow down” she did.
She’s got the glamour, she’s got the wit, she’s got the strength, she’s got the style. And now Sophia has the book…
Me again? Well, I don’t mind if we do! Does this mean I get an autographed copy? You bet it does!