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How Mackenzie Phillips’ Family Responded to Her Memoir about Incest

9781439153857.jpgWhat happens when you reveal your family’s darkest secret in a memoir?

In a new trade paperback edition (coming on February 22) of High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips wrote¬† about her family’s response to her dark memoir. Phillips–the daughter of Mamas and the Papas rock star, John Phillips–wrote of an extended incestuous relationship with her father.

Here’s how her family reacted, an excerpt from the upcoming paperback: “To my family, it felt like I was breaking from them. This is the nature of a family where incest germinates … my family stayed loyal to the cult of my father … The book came out in the fall. My siblings invited me to Thanksgiving, then univited me. But not all of my family disappeared. My mother, who loved my father and still does, was unflinchingly supportive and proud.”

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Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Mackenzie Phillips Incest Allegations Rattle Internet Readers

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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)