She's rose to fame as the host of a cooking show, but Angela Gegg isn't
about to be pigeonholed as a kitchen queen. She's shown her paintings and now,
she's produced an anthology of many-things-Angela. She told us about her book
today, and why it's called "The Light, the Dark and Everything in Between."
Angela Gegg, Author
"I have just always written from pretty much since the day I was born.
I've had a paintbrush in one hand and a pen in the other. I have always been
writing. Writing is a comfort for me. It makes me feel good. I psychoanalyze
different situations, analyze things, sit down and write about my ideologies
in life. I have a lot in my head so I feel I need to get it out on paper.
It's very interesting. In my opinion it's kind of scandalous. Hey I don't
mind, scandal is up but there's a lot of topics in there that will interest
people. (There is) Stereotypism, chauvinism, terrorism--everything is in there.
I talk about love, poetry, art. You name it; it's in the book. It's all about
everything and why not. People always ask why, I want to know why not.
Okay I don't write about birds and bees. Most books on poetry are about
birds, bees, all these pretty little things in the world. That is not what I
write about. I write about serious stuff. I am a very deep person. A lot of
people do know me in that aspect of life but this is another side of me."
Excerpt from Book:
[They clearly see my work to be too sexual. They cannot comprehend the fact
that I am simply an intellectual because I use words as such like fornication,
they assume that I compose my writings while in a state of pure inebriation
because I may paint the breast of a woman's child. These masses choose to create
thoughts while I simply smile. I will smile at the masses from now and until
the end of my time while I create compose and critically bloom.]
Coming in at almost two hundred pages and including racy pictures of the
author and her provocative paintings, the book will be officially released tomorrow.