"My dad. How do I even begin to describe Gerald Pearson? My mother has always said that he shone. She’s right. He did... My daddy was everything. He was every Christmas morning, birthday, and summer vacation rolled into one."
"When I met John Chidester I instantly liked him too. He was very sweet, talented, funky and cosmopolitan."
"[John] had discovered his alter ego – Sister “X” (short for “Xplosion”) of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence."
“Oh, my God, you look just like her!” John shrieked... Undoubtedly assisted by the fact that they were all as high as rainbow kites, to them I was the spitting image of a young Marilyn Monroe."
"John turned on some music and I felt myself come to life in a way that I had never experienced before."
"I walked into his room with a strange man and a guitar, shut the door behind us, knelt down by his bed and Kim began playing. Roger stared at me in disbelief. I reached out and took his hand"