Nan Goldin’s “Cookie in Tin Pan Alley” via totally-inadequate
Bennett and I will be celebrating our love for Cookie Mueller by reading from her East Village Eye advice column “Ask Dr. Mueller” tomorrow at Bad Feminist Readings at Public Assembly (70 N 6th St). The show begins at 6:45 and features many other intriguing readings. 

Nan Goldin’s “Cookie in Tin Pan Alley” via totally-inadequate

Bennett and I will be celebrating our love for Cookie Mueller by reading from her East Village Eye advice column “Ask Dr. Mueller” tomorrow at Bad Feminist Readings at Public Assembly (70 N 6th St). The show begins at 6:45 and features many other intriguing readings. 

"FA: Well, I went to my phonebook in my house and I looked up “Cookie Mueller” in Manhattan. Her phone number was in the book. I grew up on Long Island. I don’t know why we had a Manhattan phone book. We just did. But there it was in the White Pages, and I called her. I said, “Hi, I just read John Waters’ book and do people call you all the time?” And she said, “No. You’re the first one.”
BLVR: Was she nice to you?
FA: Totally nice! I explained that I wanted to get John Waters’ address, and then she got my address, and she wrote his address on a postcard or something, and sent it with an autographed picture of herself! So then I wrote him my whole story."

The Believer Logger 

Cool story but I kind of wish Fred Armisen had entered into a mentoring correspondence with Cookie Mueller instead of/in addition to John Waters. I love that she sent an autographed picture of herself.  

(Source: believermag)