Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mary Wells’s Sickening Experience

Six weeks of radiation on the stomach area after surgery for a tumor. It made me so sick I didn’t dare move.

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Mary Wells: Money Can Buy a Certain Kind of Happiness

It can buy peace of mind. That is one kind of happiness.

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Mary Wells: Impractical Pilates

We don’t practice what we preach enough but my pals and I believe Pilates toning rings make a big difference.

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Mary Wells on Women in Combat

Women are now boxing in Olympics matches, entering high-risk mountain bike competitions, blowing themselves up because of religious convictions. They are running large companies. One almost became president of the United States and is the secretary of state, dealing in high-risk areas much of the time. Angela Merkel is the German chancellor in a difficult […]

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Don Hewitt, My Boss at ’60 Minutes,’ by Lesley Stahl

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Don made coming to work fun. He made everything urgent, and loud – with his stamina, zing and passion. His enthusiasm spurted and gurgled out of him, and he infused “60 Minutes” with that staccato personality. But he also gave us his values and sensibilities, which were, at heart, those of a newsman. I’m often […]

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Mary Wells Was a ‘Natural Rattler’ With Diane Sawyer

Like most wOwers I have had a lot of interviews, particularly starting in the ’60s when it was rare to see a woman start an advertising business or take one public. But I have two that stand out in my brain cells devoted to fun. One was an interview by Diane Sawyer about my book […]

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Mary Wells on Fat Duck, Red Dog Saloon and Strangelove

I have traveled to many places for many years and I am always falling in love with new restaurants wherever I go. Fat Duck in England is supposed to be the best restaurant in the world today (according to chefs) so when I go to England this fall I will check it out and tell […]

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Mary Wells: Cash for Clunkers Won’t Save the U.S. Economy

  Perhaps a miracle will happen and everyone in the world will turn into angels. I am not counting on it so I think it is important that the United States sharpens its skills with machinery and engines and metal and its overall transportation creativity. We need a leap forward with all that. And we […]

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Heart-Break

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Can you die of a broken heart? Did you ever think you would? Is the hurt forever or does it heal? One day they’ll have a machine that shows a broken heart – an EKG of love gone astray. The printout will show the tear and the doctor will say to the man or woman […]

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Mary Wells Looks Back at Missing Woodstock

I was working my head off at the time and the idea of spending a druggy night listening to music no matter how great never occurred to me. After, when I saw the pictures, I didn’t feel I had missed a life-changing event. I guess the fact that so many people on drugs in rain […]

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