Fall to Pieces

Fall to Pieces

A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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On the surface Mary Weiland had a fairy tale life. She was a successful model married to a successful rock star--Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland--and a world traveler with a home and two beautiful children. But it wasn't until her rampage in a Los Angeles hotel room and the resulting media frenzy that the world got a glimpse into Mary's inner turmoil, self-destructive behavior, bipolar disorder, and drug abuse.

In Fall to Pieces, she reveals the extreme highs and lows of her life, the volatilty of which long hinted at her bipolar disorder. Weiland tells her story with refreshing candor, unflinching detail, and more than a little humor. Reminiscent of celebrity memoirs from Tatum O'Neill, Brooke Shields and Valerie Bertinelli, Weiland offers a window into the world of modeling and rock'n'roll celebrity while at the same time providing deep insights into a serious and misunderstood mental illness.

Co-written with veteran journalist Larkin Warren, Fall to Pieces is a blistering, eye-opening memoir of Hollywood meltdown.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2009]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061719158
Branch Call Number: 746.92092 Weila
Characteristics: x, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
Additional Contributors: Warren, Larkin


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Pygmy_G Jun 03, 2015

I didn't care for this. Lotta name dropping throughout; very superficial account. Toward the end of the memoir, I got the impression the author was using it as a way to retaliate against her ex, by blaming him for his part in what was apparently a fraught, & at the time, highly publicized divorce. Like reading an overlong celebrity magazine expose.

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