Mary Wilson, whose two autobiographical books — “Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme” and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together” were both hits — is now dreaming up a third.
“I would like to do one more book, based on my layman’s philosophies of life,” says the sexagenarian songstress, who tells us she would like to focus on the questions, “What do you do after the dream has ended?” And, “How can you find a road to contentment and be happy again?”
She had to find her own answers several times in a life filled with triumph and tragedy — “after the Supremes ended, after losing my son,” she notes. She lost her teenage son Raphael in a 1994 automobile accident that also left her with serious injuries.
“The journey has been enlightening. I’d want to be sure to put it out there correctly,” she says.
Wilson has been too busy to think much about writing in recent months. With her latest solo album on the way, she has been performing her jazz show in cabarets on both coasts and in-between. She also has eight grandchildren to think about — three of whom live with her in Las Vegas. On top of that, there is “one of my biggest projects — my Supreme Gown exhibit, which was out on a two-year tour of six different museums throughout England, including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Then it was at the Experience Music Project in Seattle for three months, ending in September. There are fifty-some gowns, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ gowns and all that. I’m hoping to be able to tour the United States.”