Saturday, December 29, 2007

Father Fictions

A dead daddy wins Hannah Montana concert tickets! At least in essay form. [Earlier: Anything Ginger Rogers Can do ... and Faster and Achy Breaky Dad]

"We did the essay and that's what we did to win,'' said the mom. "We did whatever we could do to win.'' Which included making up a father who died in Iraq.

On a more reasonable note of father fiction, playwright Tracy Letts wrote of a dysfunctional father and family in Oklahoma and his father, Dennis Letts, having a personal, if not intimate, relationship with the material gets to take a star turn on Broadway in his son's "August: Osage County." Matching Tonys for father and son?

** Always beware the lure of the make-believe dad. **

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