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Little Girl Lost

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I always wondered what the circumstances were that led 9-year-old Drew Barrymore to turn to alcohol and then later drugs. I really admired how she told her abusive pig of a father to get out of her life, when she was eight, after achieving success in E.

There was very little responsibility taken by Jaid and the frequent asides that were included by her were distracting, defensive, and inappropriate considering this was supposed to be her daughter's memoir. I wish she'd go back and do an update, of course, if I were Drew, I would want to edit out the pictures of me with the Coreys.

This is her story of why she took refuge from her unhappy young life in parties, alcohol and drugs, and her difficult and painful rehabilitation. Someone on a blog I read mentioned this book, so I finally got around to picking it up even though it's very old and very out dated. I particularly enjoyed some of the journals that she shared from rehab, and her changing perceptions of her father.

She went through many difficult times with her abusive father, and had a lot of issues with her mother who didn't know how to be a parent and therefore let Drew down in a big way.Years before becoming a women, you will read about probably the strongest adolescent you will ever follow. Through reading this, I have evolved from someone who was merely interested in reading about someone who has experienced some of what I have, to avidly supporting Drew and feeling a sense of pride that someone who I don't even know has come out the other side of this. The additional information is welcome, belaboring it is not, and Drew's words definitely do not need explaining. Though this is poorly written, it's a fairly interesting read considering the co-author was 14 years-old at the time. I do not have positive relationships with any of my family, and have had a background of abuse in many forms, and (probably because of this) turned to alcohol and drugs.

Her mom wanted to be an actress, but since that didn't really work out, she sort of but not really pushed her daughter into it. The formatting alternates between writings from Drew, interviews with her mom and additional narrative provided by someone else. I certainly do in this case – she was the breadwinner from age 11 months and with that came a huge emotional burden that any kid would struggle with (hence why she was a great case study for my essay about attachment issues!

And as I’m a football fanatic, I’ve read so many footballer autobiographies and while there’s the odd exception, they are usually spectacularly dull! All in all I feel that this autobiographical account of what can happen to a young person when thrust into the spotlight is a great read. It's a heart breaking story of a real-life Hollywood child star whose life spirals out of control before barely making it through puberty.

First, about the physical book, it arrived promptly, in "good condition" and as described, clean, without markings or highlighting, no missing pages or broken spine.

Her writing is constantly interrupted by by Todd Gold, whose input, in my opinion should be shorter and be in footnotes at the bottom of the page.

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