Part 2 of Anderson's interview with Larry King at the time his book, Dispatches From the Edge, A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, was released, Anderson talks about his mother and his brother's suicide. If you missed part 1, please click here.
COOPER: Right, Frank Sinatra same thing and actually recently I had lunch with her (his Mom - Gloria) and my Uncle Harry and his wife Val and my mom was wearing this like pendant bracelet with like a charm bracelet. And, my Aunt Val asked her like "Oh, what's this charm?" And she's like "Oh, Howard Hughes gave me this charm." I was like "Good Lord."
KING: She had a lot of the best and a lot of the worst.
COOPER: True. But what's amazing about her is, you know, people use that term survivor and she's a survivor but there's not -- she's not tough. There's not -- she's been through a lot of tough things but I think I use the word strong. I think she's incredibly strong but she's incredibly vulnerable still and I think that's sort of a precious thing and a difficult thing to maintain, you know, when life has knocked you down so many times. The fact that she can maintain that sort of that trust and openness is pretty extraordinary.