I had to come to terms about becoming an addict, which, for a long time, I lied to myself about the status of until I couldn't lie any more, 'cause I was either going to die or get better.
Being a rock & roll star has become as legitimate a career option as being an astronaut or a policeman or a fireman.
My life has been many examples of shortsighted goals that I thought would fix things. You know, if there's something broken inside me, if there's a hole in there, I thought: If I could just write a good song someday, then I'd be OK. You know, if I could just be on stage in front of people I'd never seen before and be validated by them.
I feel uncomfortable because I'm insecure about who I am.
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson
Arthur Hays Sulzberger