• [on Mommie Dearest (1981)] Faye Dunaway's portrayal was absolutely ludicrous. I've read she's saying that she has been haunted by the ghost of Joan Crawford and, after watching her performance, I can see why.
  • [on Cathy Crawford disputing her claims that their mother, Joan Crawford, was abusive] Cathy has been very vocal about her experience, and that's her privilege, but there was eight years' difference between us. She was two when I was sent to boarding school. She couldn't have known anything about my or Chris' [Christopher Crawford] experience - zip, nothing. She wasn't there - she wasn't even born when I was adopted.
  • If people believe they know "Mommie Dearest" because they've seen the movie [Mommie Dearest (1981)], think again! And if readers have never seen the movie, then they are in for an epic personal journey. In any case, preconceptions aside, enjoy an American classic.
  • People fantasized about who or what I was; that I had this privileged, wealthy, film-star family life. I didn't have any of that.
  • [on Joan Crawford] What my mother wanted was fans and puppies, not human beings. She was as close to being a totally manufactured person as I've ever met.
  • I have tremendous concerns about celebrity adoptions by people like Madonna and Angelina Jolie. From the adoptee's point of view, it is vitally important to know who they are, where they came from, or it can have profound medical and psychological effects.