Monday, August 13, 2007

To all the Chantal Hebert fans out there...

...who regularly find my site via Google searches like this one, apparently researching the Toronto Star columnist’s sexual preferences (seriously, it happens at least twice a month): I’m sorry but I have no information for you.

The latest Google searcher is from the House of Commons, interestingly enough. While the MPs are away...

My advice to Looking for Love in Bytown? Get out of Google and just ask her out already, the worst she can do is say no.

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6 comments:

s.b. said...

Well, I was in the grocery store the other day and, lo and behold, Chantel is on the cover of, if memory serves correctly, French Chatelaine. In the article with accompanying photo shoot, where Chantel is wearing makeup and a LOW CUT BLOUSE she says that she likes France because men pay attention to women over 30 there. HMMM? Very interesting.

Mary Soderstrom said...

Not that it is anyone's business, but she has two grown sons and was/has been married for a long time. At the end of French Kiss (a great read and an important book) she says that she finished writing it during the first summer when Bruno and Antoine were both on their own...

What is really important about her, though, is that she is a careful observer of Canada and Quebec and can communicate her insites in both French and English. Her columns are must reading for me.

Mary

Mary Soderstrom said...

Whoops, should have been "insights," not "insites." The mistake doesn't change anything about what I said, though.

Mary

A BCer in Toronto said...

I agree it's no one's business and I could care less, I just find it curious that people are so interested in this. I mean, I really do get that Google search at least once a month.

Capotee Devotee said...

This blog post is BRILLIANT - we indeed happened upon it because we want to find out if Chantal Hebert is a lesbian. In our parts (queer academia), it is not considered disrespectful to an intellectual to wonder about their orientation - straights are unfamiliar with this because they have the luxury of usually getting to ASSUME that someone's orientation is like theirs.

And, for the record, just because you:
a) have/once had a husband and some kids
and
b) enjoy low cut girl tops and compliments from men

doesn't mean you aren't a lesbian.

ps: we still think Chantal is, we have pretty good gaydar...

Kate Kite said...

All I can say is that she reminds me of of a lovely French 'girl' who would not stop kissing me in the back seat of a big car in the Gaspe in 1984. That's all I am saying...
-Kate