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Babette Hughes

The Good Wife

Babette Hughes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

"Don't be somebody's wife," my mother said. "Look at Mary Ann Baxter, already set up in a grand apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan." Mary Ann had been a model with me at Halle's before leaving for New York and sexual success. "Be an adventuress," she told me.

Still Writing at 90: So Many Questions

Babette Hughes | Posted 12.16.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

The creative richness and energy of the unconscious mind doesn't care how old we are. We are as young and as old as the characters we make up.

'Cancer Explodes Old Relationships And Seals Others'

Babette Hughes | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

I was told in the support group that if cancer didn't kill you, it changed you forever. I didn't believe it. It was too mythic, too sentimental, a TV illness of the week. You've seen the movie. To my surprise I discover that the myth reflects truth.

The Exclusive Club That No One Wants To Get Into

Babette Hughes | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

My father was murdered in a bootlegging turf war with the mafia. Although it wasn't cancer that killed him, my family felt the same secrecy, disgrace, and guilt. Like cancer, it was the death that had no name. Like cancer, my mother never acknowledged my father's death. Not once. Not in her entire life. He was our cancer.