For once it wasn’t about the clothes.
With all the stylists dressing everyone in Hollywood, these award shows might never again bring us a star wearing a gasp-worthy outfit. Unless you include the attire worn by Temple Grandin– who was the real star of the show.
Her life story won a well-deserved Emmy, and her authentic exuberance last night added to her contribution in shining a light on the issue of autism.
For me the other star of the show was more personal.
It was something to nourish all the parents of 20-something kids we’re reading about so much lately— the boomerang kids back in the nest and the checkbook; the ones confused about careers and delaying the onset of real life.
I hear many stories about families in this situation lately— these are the children of my generation.
The first friend of mine to have kids was a college friend and his wife. I remember going to their apartment in Los Angeles to celebrate the birth of their son; and then a few years later, their daughter.
Last night, she won an Emmy for writing Mad Men. Congratulations Erin Levy—and thank you for giving hope to parents of 20-somethings everywhere.