Patti LuPone has published her memoirs: Patti LuPone: A Memoir. Catchy title, Patti.
This morning, Patti talked to NPR's Susan Stamberg on Morning Edition. Patti has the tendency to complain and point fingers, but as usual, Susan finds the positive, including recounting a fabulous story about the power Patti can have over her audience: "A friend of mine, radio producer Neva Grant, took her 12-year-old daughter to see LuPone. You know, at 12 or 13, you don't want to be anywhere near your own mother — don't want to touch your mother and don't want her to touch you. But then LuPone began to sing "Rose's Turn." At the absolute climax of the song, this happens: 'And suddenly, just instinctively, my daughter reaches out and she just grabs my hand as if we're on a roller coaster," Grant says. "She's grabbing my wrist like, 'Oh, my God!' '" That, my friends, is the Power of Patti. She'll do it to you every time.