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Little Girl Lost Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1991

4.7 out of 5 stars 101 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671689231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671689230
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is absolutely amazing. Drew Barrymore takes readers through a very difficult time in her life. She describes her addictions with such force and honesty that you can't help but feel what she's going through. Throughout the book you feel her emotions as you read them, so that while she learns from her mistakes, you learn from them as well. I really appreciate that she never made excuses for her behavior at all throughout the book, she just showed what she did and how she learned from it. Drew shows such strength throughout the book and such wisdom, that at times it's hard to think that she was only about thirteen or fourteen while she was writting it. She makes a great contribution to society in writting this book, because she shows you the non-glamorous side of drugs, which makes you realize how horrible they actually are. This is a great book that I highly recommend.
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Literally one of the greatest books I've ever read. No, I'm not saying that because I'm a Drew Barrymore fan. I mean, if acting isn't what she wanted to do, she could've been an author! Written when she was still in rehab circa late 1988 and published in 1990, this book gives all of us an insight into her early years, and the hell she went through at such a young age. She tells us about her first taste of alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine, and marijuana. She also tells us about her first kiss, and her first makeout session, and how she was always fighting with her mother. She tells us about living at the rehab. She tells us about her visits with her father as well. She shares all of her stories and adventures, her mishaps and her first achievements. With this book, I've learned how truly strong this woman is, and how no matter what she went through, she didn't ever back down at achieving what she wanted. Drew Barrymore is a true idol for anyone, and this book proves that.
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There have been many books that I have read dealing with Drug additctions and family problems, but "Little Girl Lost" was by far the best book that I have read about this subject. Drew Berrymoore does a wonderful job showing the reader the life experiences that she encountered as a young girl and teenager. As a little girl in the spot light from the beginning due to a main roll in the movie E.T. Drew began her life knowing that she wanted to always act. Her mother being a single parent was not always there for Drew when she needed her the most and her father was never in her life. Drew started smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking heavily and smoking pot by the age of twelve and then became addicted to coke soon after. Drew's book does not only give in full detail the experiences that she went through with her addictions but she really shows the reader exactly how hard it was to go through her life alone and what that did to her as a person. Soon after Drews addictions became out of controll,her mother admitted her into a hospital where she would begin her treatment. The way that Drew shared her experiences in the hospital made me feel like I was actually going through this at the same moment she talked about it. She showed the reader how powerful addictions are and how they really do take over your life. Also by writing about her experience she helped give hope to other people who can relate to having addictions, family problems, and then going through the process of recovery, the hardest step imaginable. Not only does she break down the steps of recovery but she also shows the reader that family problems are very complicated to deal with. Many people feel that just because some one is famous they live a life that is glorious. She was not affraid to come out and share her life changing story after her recovery and I feel that from her many people can learn a lot about family problems, addictions, and the way to help yourself and get through treatment.
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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. This used book was available for penny's in addition to the shipping fee. Very satisfactory.
Now for the content: This was the most difficult book I have ever read. A compelling but bitter read. For those of us who love Drew, her story was nearly unbearable. No child, no matter who, should ever have to suffer the torment, pain, frustration, humiliation, bitterness, disappointment, abandonment and fear that this beautiful child and world class talent endured. At first, it appears Drew's single parent mother is the "good guy" but her own abusive relationship with with John Drew Barrymore (Drew's father), her codependency, shortcomings and poor management of her own and Drews life contributed to Drews life sinking into the abyss of drugs, alcohol and a pathologically low self esteem. Drew finally had to recognize her life style was no longer a choice she could keep but was approaching a critical life or death decision. Drew was loved by dozens, if not hundreds of personal friends, and Hollywood professionals. She could play in Steven Spielberg's backyard or visit Stephen King any time she wished. But the love, respect and adoration of wonderful people never could fill the bitter and empty void Drew suffered where family belonged. More desperately than life itself, Drew wanted a father that loved her, something she never even came close to. Instead she got abandonment, ridicule, rejection, abuse and humiliation. Drew finished this book at fourteen and the prologue says it all. She envisioned a happy ending with victory and promise, after the months of hard work and intense therapy during her hospitalization.
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