. . the scene with Miss Rosen from Chocolates for Breakfast
“Dammit, I am a little girl,” Courtney said suddenly. “And that’s what I hate about being with Mummy. It’s as though I’m the mother. I have to soothe her when she’s upset about having blown up at me, and I have to reassure her that she’s a good actress—you know, I’ve only seen four of her movies in my whole life, it’s enough to live with the parts—I wouldn’t know if she’s any good or not, but I tell her she is, because I like to make people feel good.”
Elisa Albert is the author of The Book of Dahlia and the upcoming novel After Birth. She read at Housing Works Bookstore, July 2013.