Highlights from the May issue of W magazine include:


ON ATTENDING THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY AWARDS AS A NOMINEE FOR HER ROLE AS SISTER JAMES IN DOUBT..."I just was so reflective the whole evening on how I came to be sitting in that room. At one point my fiancé was like, 'You feel distant.' And I said, 'I am! I can't even talk to you!' I was there at the Oscars thinking, What if I never left the Gap?"


When Mom is the social queen of New York and Dad is the Right's leading intellectual, your childhood�and adulthood�are bound to be perfect memoir fodder. Christopher Buckley, though, long ago resolved not to write a book about his famous parents, Patricia and William F. Buckley Jr. But after his father died of a heart attack in February 2008, just 10 months after his mother's death, Buckley changed his mind and pens a bittersweet memoir, Losing Mum and Pup, of his celebrated and formidable mom and dad.

ON HIS PARENT'S ROCKY RELATIONSHIP..."I was the person in the middle. We clashed often. I was sort of tapped as a go-between marriage counselor. [Pup would say,] 'You wouldn't believe what your mother's done now.' That's not really fair, but I'm not complaining, exactly."


Can you really change your God-given shape? Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, whose most famous clients include Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, says yes. W editor Jamie Rosen signs up for seven weeks of 90-minutes-a-day,six-days-a week workouts with Tracy in hopes of answering a question that has elicited much debate in the W offices: Can you change your body type? Sure, you can lose weight and tighten up, but can you alter your genetic destiny?


New York's Morgan Library & Museum received an astonishing present: a handsome album bound in red Morocco leather with a coat of arms stamped in gilt. Inside was the real treasure: a long-lost collection of Oscar Wilde's manuscripts and letters, including the earliest surviving note written to his great love, Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie.

MERLIN HOLLAND, A LEADING WILDE SCHOLAR AND WILDE'S ONLY GRANDSON, ON THE BOOK'S AUTHENTICITY..."It seemed too good to be true. There have been so many forgeries. I thought, What are the chances of an unknown Wilde manuscript coming up?"

Please credit the May issue of W for the above. For additional information or to schedule an interview with a W editor, please contact Engelman & Co. at 212.645.9222. Thank you.