Life smacks you sideways sometimes. I read that Oprah announced her favorite guest, and–heartbreak–I wasn’t the one. When I appeared on her show in the 90s for In Broad Daylight, she greeted me courteously in the green room, then proceeded to break several promises about who was going to be on the show. It wasn’t too much of a shock: I always thought her blubbery sincerity was phony. The show did sell a lot of books, though.