High on Arrival

High on Arrival

Audiobook CD - 2009
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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 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, 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 joined the nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelrrs, 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. 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 outstanding, 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audioworks ; Holland, Ohio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2009.
ISBN: 9781442303669
1442303662
Branch Call Number: 791.45028092 P562p2
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Liftin, Hilary

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Aug 10, 2010

This is an interesting book, but hard to read due to the sad content. That being said, I'm glad I borrowed it.

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