.recently, i read both Roseanne: My Life As a Woman and My Lives while simultaneously watching the full series of Roseanne.
i learned that she is jewish, was in a mental institution, gave a baby up for adoption, really likes lenny bruce, at one point did everything in fives, had sex for money and how to make chilimac. while i had to force myself to read them start to finish, what i really liked were the pictures. i don't think i gave her much thought before reading the books, so these pictures gave me an interesting look into her life.
her parents. i think she looks more like her dad.
whoa Roseanne, put on some pants!
apparently, Tom Arnold used to be skinny too. i like her overalls. for some reason, i see them as lavender. they were both stylin'!
now i just have to read her latest book, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm and i will know everything she wants me to know about her. (if anyone is interested in owning these books, they will be available for purchase at our upcoming yard sale).
on a related note, i can't watch Roseanne without thinking that Beverly Harris (played by Estelle Parsons) looks like Lady Elaine Fairchilde from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.