This is Precisely the Look I Want to Avoid

Grim.jpg No disrespect to Madonna, who I like and admire and is gorgeous, (and obviously is better looking than me) and I’m only talking about this shot, but this is the kind of grim, determined, joyless, goes-to-the-gym-too-much look that I hope never to acquire.

I’ll bet she looks great underneath this hardened, over-processed exterior. I’d love to see a picture of her in jeans and a tshirt, just a little bit of make-up, a softer more carefree haircut, laughing with her kids and her husband.

And me, I should go to the gym more. I only go twice a week. But I think I’ll stay in and read. It’s a rainy Sunday, isn’t that what rainy Sundays are for? I just finished my friend Jonathan’s book, Precious Blood, and that was FUN! Maybe I’ll move onto Founding Brothers which I’ve been meaning to read for a while. After watching John Adams on HBO I’m back in my American history kick.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “This is Precisely the Look I Want to Avoid

  1. Stacy, you always look great – really youthful and fit – in every picture I’ve seen of you. Madonna, cool as she is, overdoes it.

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