Maestro

Yehudit Mam
5 min readJan 13, 2024

What’s love got to do with it?

It’s hard to think of Leonard Bernstein as an insecure man. He was a larger than life, charismatic presence, incandescent at the podium, but like giant narcissists, he apparently had a gaping hole of need for love and validation. The conductor who became an overnight sensation when he was called to substitute for Bruno Walter at Carnegie Hall, Bernstein may have felt that he had not quite earned the praise. Director…

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Yehudit Mam

Author of Serves You Right, a novel in NFT. Cocreator of dada.nyc. A Jewish Aztec Princess with a passion for film, food, and human foibles. yehuditmam.net