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" A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone. "
" The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck. "
" My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland. "
" It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started. "
" When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest. "
" People are always asking me what it's like to be Judy Garland's daughter. It's hard to be a legend's child. "
" Vincente understood all too well what was happening to Liza; he had gone through it 40 years earlier with my mother. "
" The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American. "
" Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn't know her. "
" My mother wasn't rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior. "
" Dinah had all the class. "
" A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman. "
" I was born in a blender. "
I Was Born
" To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits. "
" Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door. "
" When my mother signed at MGM, that was the only kind of contract you could sign. There was no such thing as an independent agent. "
" There is a time of reckoning in all our lives. "
" My mother's life had been destroyed by the Garland legend. "
" The most memorable night of The Judy Garland Show for me was the night my mother pulled me out of the audience and sang to me onstage. "
" Between them, my parents had 10 marriages. "
" I have a healthy body, free of the chemicals that once controlled it. "
" Life will force you to make changes you never wanted to make. "
" When I look back at The Judy Garland Show, I have such mixed feelings. It broke my mother's heart when they canceled it. "
" Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic. "
" People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it. "
" One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms. "
" Living in continual chaos is exhausting, frightening. The catch is that it's also very addictive. "
" Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting. "
" If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off. "
" One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions. "
" I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me. "