“Star Jones writing a book about finding the ideal husband is like Anderson Cooper listing the best ways to score with hot chicks,” writes WOW friend Daniel Kusner in his “Star Crossed” story in the Dallas Voice. “Something just doesn’t sound right.” Star’s book, of course, is Shine: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love. Kusner points out that in the book Star refuses to divulge how she miraculously lost 150 pounds, but doesn’t spare the details of what makes up her ideal man: He must be Christian, college educated, no criminal background, Democrat, and marriage-ready. No mention of sexual history though. Also in Shine, a seven-page test allows readers to gauge their own ideal man, taking into consideration spirituality, physique, marital history, political affiliation, drug use, and crime records, but nothing about relationships with bisexual or closeted men. So Kusner got Star on the phone:
Some folks are especially interested in your relationship with Al. During your whirlwind romance, he issued a carefully worded statement about both of your personal histories.
You know what, Daniel? I’m going be really honest with you. I’m trying really hard not to find offense in your questions, but I think you’re being really insulting to me and to my husband. And I think you’ll understand if I won’t allow that. I’m very protective of myself and my husband and our families and our friends. And I think it’s really not good journalism, and more importantly not fair for you to insinuate or in any way insult my marriage. It’s not fair.
What’s so insulting about asking about Al’s press release?
You’ll understand, Daniel, that I’m going to end this interview unless you’d like to talk about something else. This is not something I’m interested in discussing with you.
Right now this is probably the most glaringly obvious issue I can think of.
Well, it’s not glaringly obvious to me. And quite frankly, Daniel … Thank you, I appreciate your time. [And Star hung up].