Before Mom went viral: Marilyn's son gives take on the columnist beyond an Olive Garden review
My mom, Marilyn Hagerty, now seems destined to be remembered forever as the lady who wrote that review of the Olive Garden -- "a masterpiece of polite restaurant criticism," as Advertising Age called it.
It was an instant Internet sensation. The story line was irresistible: Snide bloggers pick on a supposedly defenseless grandma in North Dakota. She knocks their lights out with a few feisty ripostes about being too busy writing and playing bridge to bother with "all that crap."
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