BootLeg Betty

On Songs For The New Depression: “Actually that album had some wonderful songs on it. It was a gentle, whimsical, rather than camp album.

On Songs For The New Depression: “Actually that album had some wonderful songs on it. It…

On Songs For The New Depression: “When I got to the third album, I was in a pretty bad way. I was fairly depressed about the whole thing. I went off in a different direction. I think I’m back on the right track now.”

On Songs For The New Depression: “When I got to the third album, I was in…

On ‘Big Noise From Winnetka:’ “I used to do songs of that period a lot. They kept shoving me into that, and I didn’t want to go. Now I’m back to loving songs of the period again.

On ‘Big Noise From Winnetka:’ “I used to do songs of that period a lot. They…

On Becoming Her Own Manager After Aaron Russo: “It’s a lot of work, but I’m a workaholic. It’s great not having a manager. It might not always be. For the time being it is wonderful. When it isn’t pleasant any more I’ll find someone else.”

On Becoming Her Own Manager After Aaron Russo: “It’s a lot of work, but I’m a…

On Her Self: “I like being childlike. I don’t like being childish. One eventually has to take responsibility for one’s life, one’s career. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

On Her Self: “I like being childlike. I don’t like being childish. One eventually has to…

Bette Midler On Her Songwriting: “My songs always come out off the wall. They’re rarely straight ahead love songs. They’re mostly whimsical, child-like songs. I guess that’s what my view of the world is. Innocent with a touch of dementia.

Bette Midler On Her Songwriting: “My songs always come out off the wall. They’re rarely straight…