UnSweetined

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 235 pages
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How Rude!

Once Danny Tanner's bubbly daughter on America's favorite family sitcom, Jodie Sweetin takes readers behind the scenes of Full House and shares her terrifying -- and uplifting -- real-life story of addiction and recovery.

Jodie Sweetin grew up in front of America, melting our hearts and making us laugh for eight years as the cherub-faced middle child on Full House. Her ups and downs seemed not so different from our own, but more than a decade after the popular television show ended, the star we knew as goody-two-shoes Stephanie Tanner publicly revealed her shocking recovery from methamphetamine addiction. Even then, Jodie still kept a painful secret -- one that could not be solved in thirty minutes with a hug, a stern talking-to, or a bowl of ice cream around the family table. The harrowing battle she swore she had won was really just beginning.

In her deeply personal, utterly raw, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Jodie comes clean about the double life she led -- the crippling identity crisis that began at her birth, the hidden anguish of juggling a regular childhood with her Hollywood life, and the vicious cycle of abuse and recovery that led to a relapse even as she wrote this book. Jodie traveled the country speaking to college kids about her triumph over substance abuse, yet she partied nightly, spending tens of thousands of dollars on her habit. Her addiction tore her family apart and alienated her from her former Full House cast mates until becoming a mother gave her the determination and the courage to get sober.

Today, Jodie's life is a work in progress. Resilient, charming, and funny, she writes candidly about taking each day at a time. Hers is not a story of success or defeat, but of facing your demons, finding yourself, and telling the whole truth -- unSweetined.

 

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Your typical "I was successful too young and when the fame went away, I turned to drugs". It ended rather abruptly. Not worth your time - there are better biographies out there about recovery. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Your typical "I was successful too young and when the fame went away, I turned to drugs". It ended rather abruptly. Not worth your time - there are better biographies out there about recovery. Read full review

Contents

Speech impediment
1
Let there Be Lights Camera Action
11
Stuck in the Middle
19
when You wish You were a Star
27
kiss and tell
37
the Last How Rude
45
Creature of Habit
55
drunk and High School
63
Malibus Most Undaunted
127
transition impossible
137
Saving Stephanie
149
Friends in Low Places
157
Lost out there and All Alone
171
Vegas Baby
181
nine Months
193
the Pursuit of Happiness
205

out of Control
71
Love and Marriage
81
A tale of two Personalities
89
Bottoms Up
105
Adopted Habits
115
the Fight of My Life
219
A Letter to Zoie
229
Acknowledgments
233
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About the author (2009)

Jodie Sweetin is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's long-running, hugely popular sitcom Full House, which still airs in syndication. She has shared her story on Good Morning America, IdeaThe Big  with Donnie Deutsch, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and Chelsea Lately, and hosted Pants-Off Dance-Off on Fuse. She lives in California with her daughter, Zoie.

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