I met Adam Chester because he's an amazing pianist who provided the accompaniment for What's My Line Live on Stage (for which I became the production photographer.) Adam's accompanied Elton John's band in rehearsals and sung with him in concert. A few years ago, Adam set up a website where he posted some of the 1300 letters he's received from his over-protective mother over the years.
I understand over-protective mothers. When I went off to college, mine handed me a 1 pound bag of sugar packets, so people wouldn't spike my breakfast cereal sugar with marijuana. I am not kidding.
Adam found a publisher (or a publisher found him) and, just in time for Mother's Day, a selection of the letters appeared in book form as S'mother. Last night, Adam and his mother Joan appeared on The George Lopez Show.
I don't give my cell phone number to my mother either.
Lunch with the Barefoot Contessa
5 weeks ago