January 18th, 2018
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Reviewer Application

Readers & 'ritas

New Year, New Books to love in January

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Someone in London is cooking up murder

slideshow image
How much would you risk to turn your life around?

slideshow image
RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?

slideshow image
In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.

slideshow image
A broken promise, a terrifying legacy

High On Arrival
Mackenzie Phillips

Simon Spotlight Entertainment
October 2009
On Sale: September 23, 2009
304 pages
ISBN: 143915385X
EAN: 9781439153857
Add to Wish List

Non-Fiction Memoir

Not long before her fiftieth birthday,Mackenzie Phillips walked into Los Angeles International Airport. She was on her way to a reunion for One Day at a Time, the hugely popular 70s sitcom on which she once starred as the lovable rebel Julie Cooper. Within minutes of entering the security checkpoint, Mackenzie was in handcuffs, arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin.

Born into rock and roll royalty, flying in Learjets to the Virgin Islands at five, making pot brownies with her father's friends at eleven, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool. It was a kingdom over which her father, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, presided, often in absentia, as a spellbinding, visionary phantom.

When Mackenzie was a teenager, Hollywood and the world took notice of the charming, talented, precocious child actor after her star-making turn in American Graffiti. As a young woman she joinedthe nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelers, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes. By the time Mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father's trip was going, it was too late. And as an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father.

As her astounding, outrageous, and often tender life story unfolds, the actor-musician-mother shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions. She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again and journeys toward redemption and peace. By exposing the shadows and secrets of the past to the light of day, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth -- to stay.

Media Buzz

Today - February 22, 2011
The View - September 1, 2010
The View - March 17, 2010
The View - March 17, 2010
Larry King Live - March 11, 2010
Oprah - December 8, 2009
Rachael Ray - October 19, 2009
Oprah - October 15, 2009
Inside Edition - October 8, 2009
Good Morning America - October 1, 2009
Larry King Live - September 30, 2009
Inside Edition - September 29, 2009
Entertainment Tonight - September 28, 2009
Early Show - September 28, 2009
Good Morning America - September 26, 2009
Today - September 26, 2009
Entertainment Tonight - September 25, 2009
Today - September 24, 2009
Good Morning America - September 24, 2009
Entertainment Tonight - September 24, 2009
Oprah - September 23, 2009
Inside Edition - September 23, 2009
Early Show - September 23, 2009
Entertainment Tonight - September 23, 2009
Extra - September 23, 2009
Today - September 23, 2009
Entertainment Tonight - September 22, 2009
Inside Edition - September 22, 2009


No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2018 off-the-edge.net
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+