October 28, 2009
Posted: 11:38 AM ET
Sherri Shepherd, co-host of The View, star of the Lifetime comedy, Sherri, and author of the new book, Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break, recently sat down with Larry to talk about her life. After the show, she answered our "5 Questions."
1. LKL Blog: Your new book is about giving yourself permission slips to make mistakes in life. Is it harder to forgive yourself for mistakes that you’ve made or to forgive others for mistakes that they’ve made?
Sherri Shepherd: I think it’s harder to forgive ourselves for mistakes that we made because we keep dwelling on it. We want to know how it affects other people, if they liked us for it, if they didn’t like us. I think we stress over it, we replay it in our mind. It becomes an old tape that years later we continue to play it in our mind.
2. LKL Blog: Besides yourself, who is the last person that you had to forgive?
Sherri Shepherd: My son, because we were wrestling and he kicked me right in my eye and I said, “you hurt mommy.” And he didn’t care! He laughed manically. I really had to forgive my son because I know that’s going to happen a lot.
3. LKL Blog: You talk very candidly about the struggles you’ve had in your life. What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you and why?
Sherri Shepherd: The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was 'do it scared'. And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.
5. LKL Blog: When you meet your fans in the audience or on the street, what’s the question that you’re asked the most and what answer do you give?
Sherri Shepherd: “Are you Star Jones?” And the answer I give…sometimes I go, “yes” and sometimes I go, “I wish I was!”
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