Ever wonder how you really look to other people?
I’m talking about the outside of you — not the squishy inside, the side that thinks and feels and has a bad attitude day, not a bad hair day. I’m thinking about this now, because as an author I’m expected to plunk a fair representation of my exterior on the occasional book jacket, blog post, whatever. So I got to thinking about all the times that someone who knows me, and theoretically loves me, has compared my looks to those of famous people.
How my mother-in-law sees me. As Agnes Dipesto, from Moonlighting:
My little sister sees me as Piper, from Charmed:
and sometimes as Lisa Loeb:
Once, my husband said I looked like Howard Stern.
Yes, we are still married. Because I said he looked like Mr. Bean.
Even though I really think he looks like Desi Arnaz.
Besides, once upon a time, a long time ago, he said I looked like: