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For Sutton Foster, crochet is a survival tactic


“It was a mental illness that was never treated, never treated,” Hunter Foster said in a telephone interview. After mentioning that he spent as much time outdoors as possible, he added, “I don’t allow myself to sleep after a certain time because my mom was in bed half the day.”

Her sister and mother’s relationship with their mother is likely to surprise some readers, Sutton Foster said. “It’s a part of our history that people don’t know. It’s that belly: my mother’s illness and protect her and be afraid of her. No one has talked about it, and there is that freedom now.

Behind her on the wall was a framed poster that said “Breathe”.

Foster wrote “Hooked” with Liz Welch, who has collaborated on bestsellers by Malala Yousafzai, Elaine Welteroth and Shaun King. “Sutton is a Broadway musical actress, my mother was a Broadway musical actress. Sutton is an adoptive mother, I am an adoptive mother. Honestly, I think we would be friends anyway, ”Welch said. “Hook was the perfect metaphor for hanging out together, taking all of these different threads out of her incredibly interesting life, not what you would expect.”

Suzanne O’Neill, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Grand Central, said: “One thing that is very difficult for people who write memoirs to do is delve into their stories, and Sutton was willing to do it, even. if there were times when were hard. She wanted the book to be excellent. She plunged into it. It was a work of art for her, and she worked really hard to make it the book that it is.

In “Hooked”, Foster remembers being 16, mesmerized by her idol, Patti LuPone, singing “Being Alive” on television. “There was something terrifying and exciting about his confidence,” she wrote. Her mother, who had recently stopped driving and shopping, said, “You can do it. “