Mary Weiland's Memoir Now Available in Paperback
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 13:45:28
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Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness--the critically acclaimed and gripping memoir penned by Mary Forsberg Weiland with Larkin Warren--will be released in paperback form on December 7 via It Books/HarperCollins Publishers. You can nab a copy for the "reader" in your life this holiday season.
In the page-turner, Mary--mother, model, bipolar disorder survivor and recovering drug addict--reveals the extreme highs and lows of her life with refreshing candor and unflinching detail. She beautifully tells the story of her life, including her longtime relationship with ex-husband, Stone Temple Pilots/former Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, who also has issues of his own to battle.
In Fall to Pieces, Mary offers a window into the world of modeling and rock 'n' roll, while at the same time providing deep insights into the drug and alcohol addictions that could have killed her, and her serious and misunderstood mental illness. It's an enthralling read, I tell you, and I encourage you to pick up a copy of his book. Who needs cheap, tabloid magazines when you can read similar content with more depth and truth such as this book?
Mary is quite the brave soul, since she felt it was important to share her story, despite fears of how revealing her personal battles might affect her family. She explains her reason for writing Fall to Pieces and why she felt bipolar disorder was an important subject to address: "I reject the stigma that the words 'mental illness' carry and I'd love to be a part of the movement to eliminate it. After my bipolar diagnosis, I read countless books on the subject. I had a difficult time connecting to them because my story often lacked the intense mania that so many people struggle with."
While the holidays are a joyous time of year for many, they can also be especially difficult for those who suffer from mental illness or depression. Mary hopes that Fall to Pieces may help provide some understanding, laughter, and insight for those struggling with similar demons. "The holidays can be an emotionally taxing and lonely time. My biggest dream for Fall to Pieces was that others might find the strength and a little bit of that light that lifted me from my darkness. I have received an overwhelming response from so many readers who were able to connect with this story. The dialogue we've shared over the last months has been one of my most cherished gifts. Thanks to the many who have discovered it, the book has a life I never could have imagined. It's humbling and inspiring."
Did you pick up a copy of Fall to Pieces yet?