Cher's son (born her daughter) has a book out. TRANSITION by Chaz Bono.
Thanks for this, as people are so afraid to nail thier parents for their behavior, especially the can-do-no-wrong Baby Boomers.
One of the first freeing moments I personally ever had concerning my own mother's abuse and neglect was watching this late night infomercial with Cher for some skin cream years ago. Chaz was on with her and she kept throwing out little digs on her mom and I knew by watching this interaction just what kind of relationship they had, as all the behaviors and cues were familiar to me. She threw one out at Cher that was especailly revealing and it was like seeing my own mother's reaction. In total denial of how much of a bad mom she was, in favor of her own ego and looks.
I hope Chaz is happy with his life. Gen X has had the hardest time of any recent generation as our parents were nightmares but the world seems to idolize thier generation and they seem to always charm or push thier way out of being responsible for thier actions. You have no idea what it means to have to live with parents from the late 60's and 70's that were like this. The system just overlooked abuse and drug use back then and glorified the entire generation. We had like 5 minutes of being our own generation in the 90's, which was heavily manipulated politically anyway as the system fears us being raised by rebels and knowing nothing else, and then Bush came and ushered in this awful era and we seemed to get shut down and replaced by the BUSH YOUTH, akin to Hitler youth who are very well suited to this new world in place now and are frighteningly subservient to authority and when they arent they are usually extremely stupid and get into trouble.
Many people my age had to fight very hard to escape with our lives or keep our sanity as children of this generation. Boomers retain the June and Ward like ability to live in denial about reality, but have this ability to appear forever hip and cool to society. And due to that, often society hates us as whistleblowers, ruining for them the fairy tale of the 60's generation and what they represent.
I apprecaite this book, and it inspires me to keep fighting to produce my own.