Gayle's interviewed celebrities, politicians, musicians and more, but sometimes, she finds great people to talk to right in front of her own eyes! Gayle, who is the editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine, talks to columnist Lisa Kogan about motherhood, men…and any and everything else on her mind!
Lisa has tackled a variety of different subjects in her monthly column, from her daughter's third birthday to bad hair days to everything you wanted to know about sex toys. How does she come up with the topics she writes about?
"This is now the bane of my existence," Lisa says. "I was listening this morning [to] Frank Sinatra singing 'Regrets, I have a few, but then again, too few to mention.' And I thought, well that's because Frank Sinatra never had a monthly column. If he did, he would realize that everything is worth mentioning! … I saw a woman trip in front of Bloomingdales the other day and instead of running to help her up, I thought, 'Maybe I can do something on the perils of stiletto heels.' You know, trying to come up with something to write about each month is shockingly difficult!"
Whether it's the column about her daughter Julia's love for her nannies, the one about the men in her life, or the one about her relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Gayle says she loves how Lisa's pieces always "start us off one place, and then we take a little turn, and then it always has a poignant message." Does Lisa intend to manipulate her audience's feelings this way?
"I most certainly do," Lisa says. "I will hold an onion under your nose if it will make you weep. I think that's what life is. It's sort of joy and sorrow, hand in hand."
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013