Liz Smith on Madonna and Barbara

This is hilarious. OF COURSE Diana Ross knew she was going to be a star. Just like Barbra Streisand and Madonna knew they were going to be stars. There is a basic superego, fueled by insecurity that propels these people to behave as if they are something before they are anything at all. (The biographies of Ross, Streisand and Madonna read as one — a seamless homage to stunning self-confidence!)