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Fall to Pieces : A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mary
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Fall to Pieces is a beautifully written, visceral, roller coaster ride inside bipolar disorder, rock ’n’ roll, celebrity culture, and the world of modeling. Mary Forsberg Weiland, wife of Scott Weiland, front man for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, tells a harrowing true story of depression, drug addiction, and mental illness with candor and, often, humor. Co-written with veteran journalist Larkin Warren,Fall to Pieces is a blistering, eye-opening memoir of Hollywood meltdown in the bestselling vein of Tatum O’Neal’sA Paper Life and Valerie Bertinelli’s Losing It.
In March 2007, twenty-four hours after Mary Weiland dragged her husband Scott’s pricey rock-star wardrobe onto their driveway and torched it, she was arrested and locked up in a mental hospital.
To the outside world, Weiland had led what seemed to be an enviable life. A successful international model in the nineties, she married her longtime sweetheart, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, in 2000. Mary was the sane one, went the story; it was the tempestuous, unpredictable Scott who was crazy. But the truth was somewhere in between.
With refreshing candor, innate comic timing, and earned wisdom, Weiland chronicles her quest to come to grips with the addictions that could have killed her, and to understand and manage her bipolar disorder. Fall to Pieces is a wild ride into the dark and back into the light.