Bette Midler Is Still in the Thrall of 19th-Century Novelists

Which of your roles across different media seemed the richest and most novelistic?

I’ve enjoyed playing a variety of imaginary characters who first appeared in novels, but C. C. Bloom from “Beaches” is perhaps my favourite.

I’m attracted to Mayim Bialik and Barbara Hershey in particular for some reason. You can’t dispute that this sounds sentimental, yet it really spoke to me.

Bette Midler Is Still in the Thrall of 19th-Century Novelists


If Given the Chance, Which Literary Figure would You Most Like to Portray?

All the women of a specific age in Shakespeare, Dickens, Congreve, Dryden, and Sheridan.

Your Most Recent Funny Book is called…

I understand why a bird in a cage sings. When a woman becomes possessed and rushes the priest in a church, it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

Which Book did you Most Recently Read that had you in Tears?

I can understand exactly why a caged bird is singing.

What Subject Should More Authors Write About, in Your Opinion?

racial reconstruction Andrew Johnson was impeached, yet few people are aware of his villainous nature. We must communicate to our youngsters that the repercussions of Reconstruction are still being felt today. At the age of 75, I had no notion.

Which Books Do You Like to Read the Most? Which Ones do you Avoid?

Biographies, memoirs, and diaries are a few of the genres of literature that I read quickly. I enjoyed reading “Delights and Prejudices” by James Beard, “Malcolm X” by Alex Haley, and “Andre Agassi’s biography.” The greatest actor of all time, Bob Dylan, never fails to amaze with “Life” or “Chronicles.”

I went out the next day and bought a guitar. “M Train” by Patti Smith, “This Wheel’s on Fire” by Levon Helm, “Bodies of Water” by Roseanne Cash “Hound Dog,” a memoir by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller “Hound Dog” by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber.

Last Words

Outstanding is the three-volume Duc de Saint Simon, which was produced at Louis XIV’s court. I recently received uncut copies of Chips Channon’s diaries in the mail, YIKES. However, my favourite is “Miles: The Autobiography” by Quincy Troupe and Miles Davis.

One of my favourite autobiographies is Mariah Carey’s, “The Meaning of Mariah.” She sent it to me by mail in a Kleenex box. I have no interest in terror.