Unsweetined

Unsweetined

Book - 2009
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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 ofFull Houseand 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 onFull 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 formerFull Housecast 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2009.
ISBN: 9781439152683
1439152683
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Warech, Jon

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NoraHull
Jun 07, 2016

Was so fun to read, especially in the beginning when she talks about her experience on Full House. She was so real about everything, and it gives you an inside look into the life of a celebrity. She used while pregnant only before she found out... and she found out only a couple weeks into the pregnancy. The writing style was easy to read I flew through the book. I loved the sense of humor even though the book was about hard things in her life. A great read

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smichal
Dec 10, 2012

95% of this book is like other drug-using-celebrities' books: "and then I got drunk/took drugs again... it was a huge amount..." It gets old really fast. No way that she quit drugs/drinking so easily just by having a baby either. I don't pity her for wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on drugs. She blames "the disease" of addiction on her drug-using biological parents... yet she was using drugs while pregnant as well! The cycle continues.

loonylovesgood Jan 29, 2012

Interesting to read about her life and struggles. Writing style wasn't great but it was worth the read.

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