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Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness (Paperback)
In March 2007, twenty-fourhours afterMary Weiland dragged her husbandScott's pricey rock-starwardrobe ontotheir driveway and torched it, she wasarrested and locked up in a mental hospital.
To the outside world, Weiland hadled what seemed to be an enviable life.A successful international model inthe nineties, she married her longtimesweetheart, Scott Weiland of Stone TemplePilots and Velvet Revolver, in 2000. Marywas the sane one, went the story; it wasthe tempestuous, unpredictable Scott whowas crazy. But the truth was somewherein between.
With refreshing candor, innate comictiming, and earned wisdom, Weilandchronicles her quest to come to grips withthe addictions that could have killed her, and to understand and manage her bipolardisorder. Fall to Pieces is a wild ride intothe dark and back into the light.
About the Author
Mary Forsberg Weiland lives with her two children in Los Angeles, where she is studying for her certification in drug and alcohol counseling, with a focus on co-occurring disorders. This is her first book.
A former editor at Esquire, Lear's, and Good Housekeeping magazines, Larkin Warren was a contributing writer to Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop?, the companion book to HBO's documentary of the same name, and collaborated with Professor Elyn R. Saks on Saks's bestselling memoir, The Center Cannot Hold, which Time magazine named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007.
“A harrowing story of addiction and mental illness.”
“A worthy addition to the rock canon.”
-New York Post
“Weiland’s lively, vernacular memoir tells the sadly wasted but ultimately self-directed tale of her meteoric rise as a model from impoverished, half-Mexican roots to a precipitous plunge into drug addiction....Weiland’s forthright, resilient can-do spirit injects this sad story with a healthy moral.”
“A brutally honest and compelling account of Mary Weiland’s struggles with addiction and mental illness. Brave, bold and unfiltered, Mary’s writing injects humor and levity in a way that is both entertaining and necessary. I have no doubt that this important book will help save many lives.”
“Mary Weiland’s beautifully crafted memoir takes the reader through the journey that is so very common today, the slow drift into addiction and mental illness. Honest, clear, and accurate, Fall to Pieces is perhaps the most vivid rendition of this experience I have ever come across.”
-Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Loveline and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, author of The Mirror Effect and Cracked
“Mary Weiland describes the depths of madness and addiction with surprising clarity. Fall to Pieces is a wild, gripping story, told with intense emotional honesty.”
-Terri Cheney, New York Times bestselling author of Manic
“For all the death and devastation detailed in its pages, this book is surprisingly funny.”