Friday, June 26, 2015
High On Arrival, by Mackenzie Phillips
Read and reviewed in July, 2012, released later
Mackenzie Phillips, daughter of John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas and star of TV show One Day at a Time, led a horrifying private life. Victim of on-again off-again abandonment and neglect, and taught to do drugs by the father she loved so much, her troubled life was inevitable. Even more disturbing was the incestuous relationship between Mackenzie and her father. In spite of all the bleakness and darkness of her early years, she was able to forgive her father on his deathbed, and to finally overcome (after three trials) her drug addiction.