Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ann Diamond's Letter To Leonard Cohen Fan Susanne Walsh

From: Ann Diamond <>
Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 2:22 PM
Subject: Fwd: Stalking Leonard
To: Kelley Lynch <>

From: Ann Diamond <>
Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM
Subject: Stalking Leonard
To: susanne walsh <>

Dear Susanne

Thanks for reading The Man Next Door, and for your comments to Mr Gianelli and Ms Lynch. Obviously you didn't read it too carefully or you would have noticed Mr Cohen, who was my neighbour for over 20 years in Montreal,  invited me to meet him on Hydra and also suggested I go to Mount Baldy.  In 1979 he also invited me along on his UK tour and generously paid for my hotel, meals and transportation for over a week of concerts in 6 cities.

If you think that shows I "stalked" him, I would welcome you to say so in a public forum where we can discuss the details in the open. Since you have read The Man Next Door, maybe you would like to post a review of it online. There is space for this at Amazon and Lulu.

As for my "hoping he would marry me" - that's also inaccurate. As I state in the memoir, I was mystified by his repetition of phrases like "We're getting married" or "My house is waiting for you" - why would he lie about something so personal? Later I learned he did this with many young women.  The point of writing about this was to expose the world of abuse and deception that surrounds some well-loved celebrities.

Thanks again for your interest in the truth.

Ann Diamond


Ann Diamond's The Man Next Door (Bootleg edition)

"A wonderful memoir of life with Leonard Cohen in Montreal and Greece through the heady 60s, spiritual 70s and cynical 80s - the music - the lyrics - the drugs - the government's mind control experiments - brilliant table talk by a woman who knew him well. Cover art by Tigana."