Rock Bottom and Back: From Desperation to Inspiration

Mascot Books - Written by new york Times bestselling author Susan Mustafa with Earl B. Featuring celebrities as well as ordinary people, alcoholism, trauma, Rock Bottom and Back reveals the tragedy of reaching bottom through loss, sex, and drug, and gambling addictions. Rock bottom and back: from desperation to inspiration depicts the incredible lives of twenty-two people who hit rock bottom and then came back from profound despair to help others in extraordinary ways.

Heard, rock bottom and Back exemplifies the trials that many of us experience on our journey through life. This compilation provides inspiration and hope by illustrating that recovery and success are possible through living in service to others.





This River: A Memoir

Counterpoint - Award-winning author james brown gained a cult following after chronicling his turbulent childhood and spiraling drug addiction in The Los Angeles Diaries. Used book in Good Condition. This river picks up where brown left off in his first memoir, describing his tenuous relationship with sobriety, telling of agonizing relapses, and tracking his attempts to become a better father.

This is the heartbreaking and at times uplifting tale of Brown’s battles, peeking into his former life as an addict and detailing his subsequent ascent to sobriety and fight for redemption.





Wishful Drinking

Simon & Schuster - Used book in Good Condition. Intimate, and sobering, hilarious, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it what do you expect after electroshock therapy? Finally, carrie fisher comes clean well, after four hit novels, sort of with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir.

In wishful drinking, fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding, adapted from her one-woman stage show, " come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen. Great product!

It's an incredible tale: the child of hollywood royalty -- debbie reynolds and eddie fisher -- homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, then dating Paul Simon, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, marrying then divorcing, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

Wishful Drinking - She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, and buoyant, unabashed self-deprecation, infectious humor. Entertainment weekly declared it "drolly hysterical" and the Los Angeles Times called it a "Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes. This is carrie Fisher at her best -- revealing her worst.

Wishful drinking, the show, has been a runaway success.