Message to Lynn:
I’ve been reading some of the terrific notices after your opening last night on Broadway. I saw the play last year in L.A. but now I see that with the aid of your canny director (hi, Joe) you’ve added references to our 32 year marriage which, you now say, was for you filled with loneliness and lovelessness. Linda Winer of Newsday says your tales of our marriage teeter uncomfortably close to revenge.
Why didn’t you let me know? You misled me all along, it seems. I pulled out a book we put together a few years ago, This Is Living. I wanted to check the dedication you surprised me with when it went to the publishers. It says "For John. Who has opened my eyes to myself, has been a part of every good thing that has ever happened to me, and has loved me through fat and through thin." So you lied? Now I feel uncomfortable, and wish you had saved me from your years of perdition. I could have gone elsewhere, created my own career, and saved myself from being demonized and alienated by you and our children.
Well, carry on, anything for a successful show, and the critics DID spell my name right. We know that you have the performing talent to make the phone book sound interesting (there’s an idea.)
Vanity Fair has recorded a clip from your show. Reader fans may want to hear this.
Investigative reporter Lucy Komisar saw it. This is what she has to say about it, click here for her review.
You’ve made everyone aware Nightingale may be your swan song, and I don’t want to rain on your parade (yet. My warehouse, which you stocked, is still full of good family memories, and all I need for my book which keeps me busy. Also my own solo show. which I may call Canary.)
Meanwhile, say hi to my kids for me, wish them a Happy Christmas, and treat yourselves to a read of A Christmas Carol.