From: Mary Cosby

Subject: Heather Gay Book Tour Talk

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Heather Gay spoke Wednesday night at 6th and I synagogue in DC for her book tour.

She literally started by talking about the black eye. She didn’t 100% confirm that this is true (I got the sense that she still doesn’t know for sure?), but she “thinks” she hit it on the counter in the bathroom in her room. She said that she spoke up about it during filming, but production didn’t include that part because she apparently said it in a disparaging way, like “that bathroom counter must not have been made up to code!” And they (not sure if she was talking the production company or Air BNB or what) have a non-disparagement clause. And so, none of that footage got aired. [Not making a statement on whether I believe her, just relaying facts]

Also, she’s filming some kind of documentary or TV series. Not sure if it is about leaving Mormonism or just her in general. But if you go to one of her talks, don’t be surprised to see cameras around.

She said a few times that she is trying to soak all of this in because she knows that ‘she’s on borrowed time,’ which seemed shockingly realistic for a housewife to say since some think the show will never end. She got the most applause when she talked about how she used to live for whatever her husband thought about her, and now she does not. It was a very real and touching Season 1 Heather Gay moment.

I soured on Heather a little after Season 3. But she was very nice and gracious and upfront – and she acknowledged her flaws. She stayed and took pictures with every single person who wanted one. I recommend seeing her if she’s in your town, if only to meet other HWs fans. And there are streaming options too, I think? I guess I’m back to being a Heather Gay fan?

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