Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Kate Feiffer's "Morning Pages"

Kate Feiffer, a former television news producer, is an illustrator, and author of eleven highly acclaimed books for children, including Henry the Dog with No Tail and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life. Morning Pages is her first novel for adults. Feiffer currently divides her time between Martha’s Vineyard, where she raised her daughter Maddy, and New York City, where she grew up.

Here Feiffer shares some ideas for an adaptation of Morning Pages:
This extraordinary Morning Pages dream cast will be announced by a scowling dream anchorman (George Stephanopoulos), who would prefer to be interviewing politicians rather than announcing dream casts on a dream morning show:

Morning Pages is Elise Hellman’s story. Elise (Jennifer Aniston) is a 48-year-old playwright. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s clumsy. She's been divorced for two years, but still has feelings for her ex (Jason Bateman). She’s dating, unsuccessfully (Jarvier Bardem, Edward Norton). She’s the mother of an 18 year old (Gaten Matarazzo), who she acknowledges had more words at 18 months than he does at 18 years. Her glamorous mother (Marlo Thomas) has a potty mouth and is in the early stages of dementia. And she is having an on-going flirtation with a handsome stranger (George Clooney) in the elevator of her mother’s building.

The other leading lady is Laurie Herman (Amy Schumer), who is the main character in Elise’s play. Laurie is a single forty-year-old, professionally successful woman, who made a pact with her best friend from college (Lin-Maunel Miranda) that they’d get married if they were both still single at 40. Her divorced parents, Grace (Brooke Adams) and Larry (Tony Shalhoub) have recently moved in with her.
Visit Kate Feiffer's website.

The Page 69 Test: Morning Pages.

Q&A with Kate Feiffer.

--Marshal Zeringue