She's Anderson Cooper's Mom

4/18/2009 2:00 AM PDT
The 85-year-old resurfaced at an event in NYC a few weeks ago, looking nice.

Gloria has written an erotic novel called "Obsession," which is about a woman who becomes infatuated with her dead husband's affair with a dominatrix.

In the '80s, Gloria sued her psychiatrist for scamming her out of nearly $2 million.