Celebrity Detox

Celebrity Detox

(the Fame Game)

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
A frank and lighthearted account of the esteemed comedienne's decision at the age of ten to pursue celebrity in order to raise money to help support her cancer-stricken mother describes how fame became an addiction and her eventual decision to leave, and then return to, a high-profile life.

Hachette Book Group
Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always brutally honest, this is Rosie O'Donnell's surprising account of the pain, regret, and euphoria involved in withdrawing from celebrity life--and the terrifying dangers of relapsing into the spotlight.

CELEBRITY DETOX is Rosie's story of the years after she walked away from her top-rated TV show in 2002, and her reasons for going back on the air in 2006. In it, she takes you inside the world of talk show TV, speaking candidly about the conflicts and challenges she faced as cohost on ABC's The View. Along the way Rosie shows us how fame becomes addiction and explores whether or not it's possible for an addict to safely, and sanely, return to the spotlight.

Chronicling the ups and downs of "the fame game," Rosie O'Donnell illuminates not only what it's like to be a celebrity, but also what it's like to be a mother, a daughter, a leader, a friend, a sister, a wife...in short, a human being.

& Taylor

The popular talk-show host surveys her life as a celebrity, from her first theatrical ambitions, to the impact of her success on her personal life, to her decision to withdraw from the spotlight in order to focus more time on her family.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grand Central, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446582247
Branch Call Number: 791.092 O'Donnell ODO
Characteristics: ix, 209 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fame game


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Mar 10, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell is really a whiner. She wants it all and is disappointed by it all. She blames the world for all her problems. She even blames her own mother for dying. On the other hand she thinks Barbra Streisand is the greatest person who ever lived. Streisand gets mentioned on page 1 and repeatedly through this book. It's not that Rosie's book is bad, it's just really boring. She needs to grow up and take responsibility for her life. She also needs to learn that the world was not created for her own private use and personal happiness. She keeps saying how lucky she is. It sure would be nice if she showed some real appreciation for all that she has. Bottom line: I found this book a waste of time. This is the first autobiography I've read where I thought LESS of the person after reading their book.


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