GUTS, the autobiography of Kristen Johnston, actress from the show “3rd Rock from the Sun,” about her journey to recovery from addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
“GUTS is a beautifully-written and deeply personal memoir that is simultaneously tragic, hysterical, sweet, and heartbreakingly honest. Johnston’s intimate narrative is distinctly her own as she describes her poignant and painful decent into addiction—and yet she manages to tell her story without an ounce of self-pity or blame. Her brutally incisive wit drives her story, which begins with her torment in Catholic Grade school for being ‘A Freak’ (she was 6 feet by age twelve), and covers everything from her rise to overnight fame to her stunningly frank opinions of ‘celebrity.’ But make no mistake, this is not simply a book about addiction, fame, or sobriety. This is a book about someone who started their life over in their late 30’s. Someone who found the courage to change their life, accept their flaws and become, as she puts it, ‘A brave, decent person. Someone I might actually like.’ ” … introduction from the book website.