May is Mental Health Month. So let’s start the month by looking at the company we keep:
Art Buchwald, Sigmund Freud, Marilyn Monroe, Ted Turner, Greg Louganis, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Aldridge (three-time Super Bowl winner and sports broadcaster), Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, Mike Wallace, Georgia O’Keeffe, Roseanne, Sir Isaac Newton, Franz Kafka, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Carrie Fisher, Tipper Gore, Jackson Pollock, Barbara Bush, Kitty Dukakis, Congresswoman Lynn Rivers, D-Mich., Phil Graham (owner ofÂ The Washington Post), Abbie Hoffman, Robert McFarland (former National Security Advisor), Winston Churchill, Ilie Nastase (tennis player), Jimmy Piersall (baseball player and broadcaster), Buzz Adrin, Stephen Hawking, Salvador Luria (Nobel prize winner/bacterial genetics), Francis Ford Coppola, Patty Duke, Alvin Ailey, Dick Clark, Drew Barrymore, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Conrad, Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Irving Berlin, Axl Rose, Cole Porter, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, Hector Berlioz, Sting, Robert Schumann, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Vincent van Gogh, Mark Rothko, Michelangelo, Edvard Munch, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Downey Jr., Dick Cavett, Spalding Gray, Vivien Leigh, Margot Kidder, Mariette Hartley, Ben Stiller, Jonathan Winters, Larry Flynt, Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), William Styron, Danny Bonaduce, Bobby Brown, Rosemary Clooney, Connie Francis, Graham Greene, Phil Ochs, Tony Orlando, Darryl Strawberry, Phil Spector, Noah Wylie, Naomi Judd, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Chopin, Truman Capote, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Jim Carrey, Jane Pauley, Lorraine Bracco, Brooke Shields, Amy Tan, Anne Rice, Billy Joel, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Adam Ant, Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Mandy Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Harrison Ford, Terry Bradshaw, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Boris Yeltsin, John Denver, Marie Osmond, Princess Diana, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, John Kenneth Galbraith, Napoleon Bonaparte, Agatha Christie, Cary Grant, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, Mozart, Cara Kahn (MTV’sReal World), Aristotle, Francesco Scavullo (photographer), Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Charlie Pride, Evan Dando (Lemonheads), Robin Williams, Thelonious Monk.
Oh, and you and me.
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