Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex, and Addiction
BenBella Books, Nov 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world.
From the set of Dallas to her starring role on the sci-fi series Babylon 5, Claudia's affairs with billionaires, supermodels, rock stars, and celebrities are mixed with shootings, stalking, heartbreak, and betrayal. Onset and off, drama follows Claudia—an alcohol-fueled coke run and makeout session with a bridesmaid on her wedding day; her tempestuous, love-hate relationship with actor Angus Macfadyen; the conspiracy theories surrounding her ex-husband's death; and a 20-year on-and-off relationship with billionaire Dodi Fayed before he dated Princess Diana. Hollywood life takes its toll on Claudia as she descends into alcohol addiction and a desperate battle to reclaim her life.
Rehab, alternative treatments, and even hypnotism can't break the cycle of alcohol abuse that threatens to destroy Claudia. Close to despair she discovers The Sinclair Method, a treatment that saves her life.
Sometimes shocking, often humorous, always captivating — Babylon Confidential is a story of hope that will inspire and enlighten you.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bah195 - LibraryThing
A lot of celebrities who write their biographies gloss over the bad moments in their lives. Claudia Christian puts hers right out in front for all to see. As I was reading this book I had tears ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MichaelWoodhead - LibraryThing
Claudia Christian pulls no punches as she reveals her stormy battle against the monster, alcoholism. Throughout this riveting memoir, the reader goes from page to page hoping and praying for a miracle ... Read full review
PART ONE THREE STRIKES chapter 1 3
Under the Influence
One in Five 13
Bait and Switch 21
PART TWO WHEEL OF FORTUNE chapter 4 Bastards and Billionaires 43
Cocaine Blues 57
Blood Death and Taxes 77
PART THREE BAD MEDICINE
Highland Fling 145
The Monsters Gambit 161
PART FOUR ONE LITTLE PILL
FINAL WORD 287
The Right Hand of Vengeance 105
Death by Irony 115