Sunday is Mother's Day. My mom's been gone 5 years now and hardly a day goes by that I don't think of her. If you are lucky enough to still have your mother in your life, I hope you honor her in some way this weekend and consider yourself fortunate to be able to do so. This weekend we will be focusing on Anderson and his mom, but the ATA Team would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day!
Wendy Goodman authored a book about Anderson's mom, The World of Gloria Vanderbilt; and Anderson penned the forward ~
Anderson, also, wrote an Article for Vogue about his mom; just prior to the release of the book ~
A few photos from The World of Gloria Vanderbilt ~
This past year wasn't the first time Anderson has written about his mom. There's the classic April 2005 Details magazine article - Talking Sex With Mom ~
My mom is Gloria Vanderbilt, and she's been in the public eye since she was born.
She's always been extraordinarily beautiful, and even as a kid, I knew men found her irresistible, but I was always happily hazy on the details.
When I was about 8, I remember looking at a Richard Avedon book about beauty, and there was a striking photo of a young woman staring seductively into the camera.
It was my mother, though to me the woman had no relation to the person I knew.
That wasn't my mom.
My mom has never been a typical mother. She's very cool, and way ahead of her time.
On report day at school, she'd show up dressed in a purple beaver-skin coat and matching stockings. Where she found a purple beaver I have no idea.
She's not the milk-and-cookies type. Growing up, the only snack food we had in the house was Carr's water biscuits. You know, the dry crackers people use for cheese? Yum.
I always knew she was different, but until I read her romance memoir, I never really saw her as a sexual being. (Click here for the full article.)
Gloria keeps a cardboard cutout of Anderson in her apartment. Perhaps this 2003 video explains why?
And the fact that Gloria was hounding Anderson about "signing the card" may be because --
"Gloria's son Stan said recently, 'She probably never told you this, but when, years ago, the house in Southampton had to be sold, the IRS got a decree to see her safe-deposit boxes in Southampton because they probably thought they were full of diamonds. My mother asked me if I would meet them at the bank. I went and they brought out the boxes, and in these boxes were cards and drawings that Chris and I had done over the years for her. That was all that was in there, packed in there. That shows what she valued.'" - from The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Please check back tomorrow night for more on Anderson and his mom...