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High On Arrival

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Mackenzie Phillips

Narrated By: Mackenzie Phillips

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2009

Duration: 5 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

Mackenzie Phillips shares “a raw glimpse” (Entertainment Weekly) into her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions—and reveals the shattering truth behind her complex, secretive, and damaging history with her father, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

Not long before her fiftieth birthday, Mackenzie Phillips made headlines with her arrest for drug possession at Los Angeles International Airport; the actor-musician-mother had been on her way to a reunion of One Day at a Time, the hugely popular ’70s sitcom on which she once starred as the lovable rebel Julie Cooper.

Born into rock-and-roll royalty, flying in Learjets to the Virgin Islands at five, making pot brownies with Donovan at eleven, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool. As a rising Hollywood star herself, she joined the nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome of her father’s making, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes. By the time Mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father’s trip was going, it was too late.

As an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile her wonderful, terrible past and the pull of her magnetic father. By sharing her journey toward redemption and peace, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth—to stay.

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  • Meagan P

    Poorly written. Maybe needed a ghost writer. Wasn't amazing but feel so very sorry for her childhood

  • Anonymous

    I realize it is a biography but I found it very depressing. If all is true then in my opinion I'd just keep my mouth shut about some of this. Smut sells and I suppose she succeeded in her intention, "tell all and watch the $$".

  • Anonymous

    Interesting bio. She seriously messed up her life. I am surprised that she survived. The story was interesting, but kinda depressing.

  • BeckyBear

    Very disturbing and honest. I couldn't wait until I was in my car everyday to listen to it.

  • Anonymous

    wow, I had no idea that her life was like that. Im glad she narrated, otherwise a lot of meaning would have probably been lost. With her last slip having been so recent to the time of publish... makes me wonder if she might taker her profits from the book, and slip again. Though a lot of things REALLY changed in her life this go around. Of course for her benefit, and everyone around her... I hope she does just fine and stays clean.

  • Heleeene

    It's great to hear the story in her own voice. You can feel the emotion surging up in a couple of places, especially when she talks about her son. I really grew to respect her during her stint on Celebrity Rehab, so it was gratifying to have more insight to where she came from. I applaud her for her efforts and hope that she will continue in the same vein of healing and growth.

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