For a story about succeeding against the odds, read Paula Deen's biography. I'd heard she was agoraphobic, but I had no idea she was basically housebound for 20 years. I hope her old demons aren't coming back to haunt her, as she's seemed really off in her most recent shows. It's almost like she's constantly close to tears, and she doesn't look healthy. Her skin is all sallow and I suspect she has on a ton of makeup. Yesterday I watched her start crying as she talked about her Daddy who died when she was 19. Anyway, I hope she's okay and back to her saucy, butter-loving self in no time.