Celebrity Detox by Rosie O'Donnell
When Rosie O'Donnell was 10 years old her mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was at this early age that Rosie began to fantasize about what it would be like to become famous. As she puts it: I began to dream I was Judy Garland or Bette. If only I could get famous, I believed my mother would live. Money would pour in from heaven. We would use that money to get her a special cure. For me, fame was survival. Told in Rosie's inimitable voice, CELEBRITY DETOX is an unflinching look at her climb to fame and at the experiences that slowly led her to realise that along with the money, perks and glamour of being a star came the loss of the person she really wanted to be.