I have retired, but if there’s anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
But, you know, they don’t enjoy the dinner hour together. It’s just not as much of a ritual at night and it’s interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning.
I didn’t know that I could do a talk show. I didn’t know that we could bring variety to daytime. I didn’t know that people wanted to see singing, and dancing and comedy in the morning.
Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missing classes, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven’t got a daughter!
When I got my very first phone call that I’d hit the ‘New York Times’ list, I had a small rush of ‘I’ve made it!’ But the next morning, it occurred to me I didn’t know what it was, so I called my agent and asked what being a ‘New York Times’ bestselling author really meant. He informed me that I was now a thousand pound gorilla.