Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mary Wells Is Warming Up to Don Imus and David Letterman

Oh my, yes. Don Imus handled himself well. And David Letterman did too. I am not great fans of either but I feel more warmth toward them now than before. Don’t you think that John Edwards has been in a thick mental and emotional fog or on daytime sleeping pills or came from Mars?

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Dancing With the Dead: Mr. wOw Is Not Rushing to Michael’s Last Moonwalk

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Well, the reviews are in on “This Is It,” the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage that has been put together as sort of a special feature film. (In two weeks it’ll leave theaters and head for a DVD package near you.) So, is it the greatest movie ever made, per Elizabeth Taylor’s overwrought, over-the-top tweets, or […]

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Mary Wells: Discovering Someone’s True Personality

Handwriting can be altered or trained. The way people react to problems that hit them gives you a picture of what to expect.

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How Mary Wells Picks Her Charities

I have traditionally helped people or groups of people I know personally who need help badly, however, when I am approached by friends to donate to formal charities, I rely on my friends to know what they are into. I would trust Liz Smith, who helps just about everybody in the state of New York it […]

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Mr. wOw Salutes a Bride

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Cheers to Ivanka Trump.  She didn’t look like Grace Kelly — as some insisted — in her fabulous Vera Wang wedding gown, but she looked good enough. She is lovely, for sure, and would have a terrific figure even without the implants. Good luck to Ivanka’s groom Jared Kushner. He has The Donald to contend with […]

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Mary Wells: Congressman Rangel – In Pelosi’s Shadow?

I know a lot about shoes and some shoes are better quality than others. A lot of influential people will judge Nancy Pelosi’s shoes by how she walks Congressman Rangel through these coming months. He was overseeing U.S. Income Tax Code while not reporting his own income from a house he owned at a resort […]

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Cemeteries Dying Out: Mr. wOw’s Plan B

I saw the story in USA Today on cemeteries dying out. There’s just no room on any lawn anymore. And it’s so pricey. Mr. wOw, who hates a confined space, has never quite understood the appeal of burial, if appeal is the proper word, and I know it’s not. Burials date back to the Paleolithic […]

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Mary Wells on the Greatest Hoax of All

Cliff Irving fooled almost everybody. Liz is right about the details. The script unfolded like a movie, it was so colorful it kept the pot boiling. It was more of a comedy than a tragedy. The Tawana-Al Sharpton case was ugly and I don’t think solved. I have been traveling a lot lately and everywhere […]

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Mr. wOw, ‘Whip It’ Director Drew Barrymore and ‘That Crappy/Wonderful Thing Called Life’

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Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut: the teen-angst, mom vs. daughter, roller-derby film, “Whip It.” Mr. wOw has to state upfront he has a weakness for most things Drew. Years ago he interviewed the actress. We were seated in a dark corner of a dark hotel bar. At some point, the interview — for whatever she was […]

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The wOw Interview: Bestselling Author Jeannette Walls

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The beloved author of The Glass Castle chats with wOw editor Hilary Black about her latest New York Times bestseller, Half Broke Horses –and her new approach to mining the depths of her family’s past wOw: Joining me is today Jeannette Walls, the author of the blockbuster memoir The Glass Castle, who is here to […]

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