The Power of Attraction


IN 1985, SALLY FIELD WON BOTH A GOLDEN GLOBE AND AN ACADEMY AWARD for Best Actress for her portrayal of Depression-era Texas widow Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart. During her acceptance speech for the Academy Award (the second in her career), she said, “I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” She has often been misquoted as saying, “You like me! You really like me!” (I misquoted her again in the title of this chapter, but what she actually said was too long for a title. Sally, forgive me.) Undoubtedly, ...

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