Friday, February 09, 2007

Brett in Vanity Fair magazine


Be sure to check out the latest issue of VANITY FAIR magazine March 2007 for an exclusive article on Brett. Or if you want to save some trees, CLICK HERE to read the article online.

2 comments:

Anita said...

Dear Brett,
After reading the article, I felt compelled to write. I want to congratulate you on all your success. I have had a glimpse into what you had to overcome. You see, I had a relationship with your Dad in 1990 on Miami Bch. I met him through a mutual friend of ours (Dawn R. of Treasure Island). She told me that she grew up with you and you were "The BEST" person is the world...so how bad could Dad be???? I was new to Miami and decided to take a chance. He moved in with me after leaving rehab too early. He used and abused me emotionally, even stole credit cards....totally out of control. I think he just never got over his glory days as a rich kid on Miami Beach. I met his parents, too. I finally got rid of him with a guy who threatened him with a gun; something very out of character for me, who has never thrown anyone out of my house. My lesson: how to say "NO"
What I realized after reading the article is that the Universe gave you the worse possible role model to teach you to go the opposite route....obviously you got the message. I know how hard it is not to indulge in drink and drugs in the entertainment world. I design and make clothing and costumes and have worked with celebrities. So, my point is that you took a negative and made a positive. I am proud of you and happy for your family. God bless all of you.
Regards,
Anita

Jake Beideck said...

Ratner, your drive to succeed is galvanizing as all hell. You went up to Robert Evans and said, "I want to know you"! That's the greatest thing since the reemergence of Shane Black, the definition of ULTRA. (For the record, "Money Talks" is a helluva film. "Isn't that Barry White?") When I find a publisher for my literary-fiction novel, "Hubris Before Hell," and it becomes ink on a page, I'll mail one to your agent or get one to you somehow, someway--I have to make an effort, at least, to show my everlasting appreciation to those who've inspired me over the years.

Tangent: Why did Nancy Jo Sales double and triple up on punctuation at times? That's lazy writing. When did Vanity Fair become Mad (magazine)?

Keep it real. Isn't it great to be a twenty- or thirtysomething going on, say, six?

Jake