Sela Ward, the actress who played the mom, was in town for a book signing. We thought it would make for a fun mother-daughter outing, so we headed to Davis-Kidd Booksellers for a chance to meet her. It was fun until it was our turn to get our books signed. My mom looked at Sela and said, "You are so skinny. Do you eat?"
"It's so nice to meet you."
"I loved Once and Again."
"I can't wait to read your book."
"You are so skinny. Do you eat?"
If I remember correctly, Sela didn't respond at all. She smiled politely, signed our books and thanked us for coming. I was mortified. Thanks, Mom. I'll never attend a book signing with you again.