Yesterday I read a review, in the New York Times, of "Audition", the Barbara Walters memoir. In his review, David Kelly writes:
"In the prologue, Walters recalls that during her years on the “Today” show she would leave her building at 5 a.m. every day, usually with a garment bag. Outside, the “ladies of the evening” thought she was one of them, only more successful. “I would get into this long black limousine with its uniformed driver, and we would glide off into the early-morning light. And you know what effect all this had on the ladies? I gave them hope. Perhaps this book may do that for you.” On behalf of the millions of people who have been on the streets of New York at 5 in the morning and know what it’s like to give hookers false hope, I’m happy to say: Mission accomplished."
It just made me laugh.