Monday, November 02, 2009


My parents' divorce gets nastier by the second, and this extract from a letter Phil Spector once sent his friend, celebrity lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, listing his romantic version of how a pre-nup should read, resonated rather strongly. Those of you who know me can guess to which parent I am referring.

1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my hands, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a week ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it's mine.
8. If I think it's fine, it's mine.
9. If it is near me, it's mine.
10. If it's broccoli, it's yours.

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