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free read High on Arrival ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Mackenzie Phillips shares “a raw glimpse” Entertainment Weekly into her lifelong battle with personal demons and near fatal addictions—and reveals the shattering truth behind her complex secretive and damaging history with her father the legendary John Phillips of ThBeen on her way to a reunion of One Day at a Time the hugely popular ’70s sitcom on which she once starred as the lovable rebel Julie Cooper Born into rock and roll royalty flying in Learjets to the Virgin Islands at five making pot brownies with Donovan at eleven Mackenzie grew up in an all access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool As a rising Hollywood star herself she joined the nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome of her father’s maki. What a story this is Mackenzie Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips lead singer of The Mamas the Papas She is also a star in her own right on the hit TV sitcom “One Day At A Time” I was a huge fan of both and still amMackenzie narrates this herself which makes it all that much heartbreaking She starts from the beginning of her life until now The things she endured growing up in the limelight is truly horrific Some of it is the fault of the family and friends around her and some is her own fault She acknowledges this She doesn’t hide the truth She’s uite honest as she tells her story I’m just sad that anyone had to go through such a tortured life I do hope she has settled down now and can live her life in peace

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Mackenzie Phillips shares “a raw glimpse” Entertainment Weekly into her lifelong battle with personal demons and near fatal addictions and reveals the shattering truth behind her complex secretive and damaging history with her father the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas the PapasNot long before her fiftieth birthday Mackenzie Phillips made headlines with her arrest for drug possession at Los Angeles International Airport; the actor musician mother had. I have a mildly sick fascination with the Phillips family I read both Papa John and California Dreamin' back when they came out and it didn't take much to get me in line for Mac's book Not sure why I am not the age to be an original fan of either the Mamas and the Papas or One Day at A Time et al I guess I would lump this under my fascination with dysfunctional families particularly show biz ones So it would have taken willpower than I have not to dip into Mac's harrowing tale Maybe there is a 12 Step program for people like me who can't help themselves Do I need to pull out the I got it at the library excuse For the record I believe Mac's tale of woe There is no reason any sane person would make up these kinds of accusations and her depiction of John Phillips' god like entitlement makes perfect sense; he was a hedonist who thought he was above the lawBut for this reader who has already heard a lot about the family this story feels like a re tread It's also a re tread of numerous junkieaddict memoirs I have read They all start to run together after a while I usually spend time marveling at how the authors survive given that they're often out of their minds and behind the wheel of vehicles Then there is the amount of toxins they are ingesting Usually I'm just relieved they have found their way out of this netherworld If ever there were a strong anti drug argument it's stories like these No one would want to live through this

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High on ArrivalNg 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 her wonderful terrible past and the pull of her magnetic father By sharing her journey toward redemption and peace the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth to stay. OK I realize everybody wants to know about the part where Mackenzie and her father John Phillips Did It And while this is an admittedly interesting albeit horrific part of the story it's just a small piece of the crazy puzzle that is the author's life Written with great humor compassion and intelligence I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir As a recovering addict myself I can attest to the fact that so much drug and alcohol abuse is a means to dull deep profound psychic pain And Mackenzie Phillips has had that in spades It also sounds like she had lots of fun especially on the glam rock scene I love her extreme style and applauded her decision to play up her long lanky frame with platform shoes skintight jeans and slinky tube tops Look I would never trade places with her in a million years but I do appreciate her giving readers a glimpse into her incredible life In addition to her wild ways she seems to place great value on friendships I also enjoyed reading about her private sidethis is a woman who has a deep appreciation for beauty and style I love her descriptions of her various homes and has a strong bond with animals as well as a great feel for music Her description of her high school in Hollywood had me laughing out loudMP's got a wonderful sense of the absurdThis review really doesn't do the book justice but I do want to stress that it's not all about nodding out and getting abused by her father I saw it as a survivor's account of being dropped into an incredibly bizarre life and finding a way to sanitysort of like a modern day Alice in WonderlandI do hope Mackenzie maintains her sobriety as her drug addiction is so extreme it can only lead to death and despair She deserves better Reading her family's cruel refutations made my heart ache for her I hope she takes comfort in the fact that her story will help countless people who are the victims of incest It takes a brave person to come forward with this story I really admire this woman and I'm glad I read her book