This week People Magazine explored excerpts from Mackenzie Phillips’ dark memoir, “High on Arrival.” Internet readers played with her shocking allegations like literary catnip, but will it sell when the book debuts on Wednesday?
Phillips–the daughter of Mamas and the Papas rock star, John Phillips–writes of an extended incestuous relationship with her father. Her shocking story of incest has grabbed literary headlines all morning and climbed the Google Trends chart. The memoir talks about her days as a drug-addicted teen television star on One Day at a Time.
Here’s more from the publisher: “As a young woman she joined the nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelers, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes. By the time Mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father’s trip was going, it was too late. And as an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father.” (Via The Daily Beast)