7 hours ago http://www.bergen.com/people-and-pa...reets-fans-in-ridgewood-1.1136156?photo=1&c=y Jason Wyl We’re told that the entire proceeds of this book are supposed to go to the North Shore Animal League animal shelter in New York. Investigating this organization, I found it is rated as one of the lowest animal shelters in the nation in percentage of money going towards the animals versus administration (read: salaries; the directors at NSAL all pay themselves high 6-figure salaries there and sponsor million dollar galas for themselves throughout the year) with only approximately 30% of solicited donations going to the animals’ benefit. The Sterns have been beseeching donations from celebrities and former fans for a $7+ million dollar expansion to this organization’s shelter for over 4 years now, but surprisingly there is no breaking ground of the project as yet. There is no published public accountability of the current accumulated donations and expenses of their Bianca Furry Friends efforts over the last 4 years either. Of course, if the Sterns really had no interest in keeping this simply a vanity exposure project for Beth – she gets to play dress up, get photographed, and make television appearances – they could have easily funded the entire project anonymously years ago, but that would have been the quiet, unnoticed, benevolent, and correct thing to do. Investigate the author online and you realize very quickly that the near 50-year old Beth Stern has no children of her own, and seems to be using small docile animals as psychological or maternal replacement props for some sort of weird self-attention,self-seeking, celebrity status. Most of the photos of her so-called “rescuing” animals include 10-14 week-old kittens in photo shoots stuck down her dresses with mostly Beth front and center; cute little kittens which would have absolutely no problem being readily adopted at any legitimate animal shelter nor have any need to be fostered for a few weeks at any of the Stern’s mansions. You’ll find literally thousands of recent photos & selfies of Beth on Instagram, Google, and Twitter with kittens, all the while she’s dressed in expensive celebrity designer outfits, lavish calf leather coats, and multi-thousand-dollar lambskin purses (saving kittens but exploiting calves and lambs is okay I guess) – any one of which dollar amounts would probably be the budget for any regular neighborhood animal shelter for a month. I wonder if Beth will ever really think of the truly forsaken animals, and instead of spending thousands of dollars for another calf-skin purse or custom made designer leather shoes, sends the money anonymously to some middle America animal shelter?