NPR logo Willing Your Children To Greatness

Willing Your Children To Greatness

It is by far the most intriguing news to come out of the unmitigated post-mortem on Michael Jackson: in the event that his mother was not able to take his kids, they were to go to the similarly legendary Diana Ross. While Ross and Jackson had a real relationship, it occurred to me that it was a great exercise to imagine the celebrity you would most want to take over guardianship for your kids, pets, estates, etc. I call Michael Chabon; I've been hoping he and his wife, Ayelet Waldman (author of the great book of essays, Bad Mother) would adopt me for years!