April 21, 2006, - 3:57 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
What happens when a famous chick-lit authoratrix gets “tricked” into marrying a gay illegal alien for alimony and a Green Card?
“Logical” answer: She turns to advising your kids on how live “live” in college. (After first engaging in a circus-fest train-wreck on HOprah with the illegal alien.)
Who’s the woman? Why, it’s none other than Terry McMillan, Oprah-friend, and messed-up chick extraordinaire. Forget that her book, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” turned out to really be the first half of “How Stella Got Conned into a Sham Marriage to a Gay Man Seeking U.S. Citizenship and Moolah.”
Now, “Stella” a/k/a McMillan has a new book playing guidance counselor to your college kids: “It’s OK if You’re Clueless and 23 More Tips for the College Bound.” Wait, a sec. Wasn’t she the one who was clueless (marrying that guy, etc.)?
Tip No. 3: “Don’t listen to your parents.” The rest of the rules quoted in USA Today sound semi-decent. But still, would you want your kids to take advice from this woman?
Her next book, “Don’t Pity the Fool,” is about her foolish sham marriage, and her ongoing bitter divorce which has so far cost $363,000 in legal fees.
Best New Advice Book: “It’s NOT OK if You’re Clueless: How Stella Got Out of the Advice Business.”
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