Saturday, November 28, 2009

Book Review: Fall to Pieces



I just finished Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock'n'Roll and Mental Illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland.

(I just want to put out that I am supposed to be finishing and writing and paper on the boring book,  Leadership is an Art, but here I am instead, writing this).

I was drawn to read this book because of the author.  Mary Forsberg Weiland is the ex-wife of Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Piliots and Velvet Revolver.  I have been a fan of Scott and his music for years...first falling in love with "Interstate Love Song" in junior high.  For those of you who don't know, besides being a music genius, Scott is also a drug addict.  Throughout his career, he has been in and out of jail, rehab and many band breakups and reunions.  I have only had the pleasure of seeing him in concert once (with STP), but it easily is one of the most memorable...epic even.

Occasioanlly in the news, I would hear abour his girlfriend, later turned wife entering rehab, the beautiful model and mother of his two children.  Unfortunatly, her modeling career doesn't seem to be her claim to fame.  She received far more headlines from the night she had a mental breakdown and torched $80,000 worth of her husband's clothes on their driveway of thier California home. 

Almost three years later, Mary releases this book to tell her story, about living with drug addiction and bipolar disorder, her realtionship wtih Scott and everything in between.  A sad book with an uplifing message.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever dealt with addiction, mental illness, or any fans of the music.  I could not put this book down.  I woke up way too early this morning and could not go back to sleep.  Instead I laid there for an hour thinking about the book until I got up to finish it. 

Thank you for sharing your life with the world Mary! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi again, this post reminded me of a book I read "Ask Alice". It was pretty depressing in the end, but like this one, I couldn't put it down. It is about a girl who also deals w/ drug addiction. Its a must read!

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