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"A powerful, raw and vulnerable read.” —Olivia Munn, actress, The Newsroom
"Unflinchingly candid. Unspeakably sexy. And oh, so curiously entertaining."—Steve Antin, Golden Globe winner, Burlesque
Imagine if Sex and the City's Samantha was an addict and her drug of choice was MEN. Go on a hilarious, inspiring, and at times, shocking journey as Roxanne conquers her fears, changes her ways, gets closer to healthy relationships and begins loving herself a little more each day.
After years of working as an image-obsessed actress in Hollywood, Roxanne finds herself at rock bottom from a disease that is anything but glamorous. In her first year of recovery, Roxanne has to take accountability for her past. From tales of being mistaken for a prostitute at the Hotel Bel-Air to botching a threesome attempt with an A-list celebrity, she must face the truth about herself and stop playing the victim.
Roxanne's odyssey of using sex and love—as destructive and beguiling as an alcoholic reaching for a bottle—is a veritable rollercoaster of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and a true testament to facing your absolute truth and conquering your fears. So take a front-row seat into this complex world and the 10 RULES Roxanne learns along the way.
Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict has the vibrant, relatable vibe of chick lit, the soul-baring honesty of a memoir and the wisdom of a self-help book. In this unique roman à clef novel, Brianne Davis shares her own intimate experience with the transformational power of recovery, providing strength and hope for anyone who wants to change their life forever:
* The 12-steps of recovery are broken down to help both the addict and those that love them.
* Identifying and isolating behaviors and patterns that harm you.
* Looking inside and finding out the WHY.
* What it means to be sober, to be a sober woman and to find inner peace.
* The gift of therapy, the willingness to be honest, self-care and becoming authentic.
* Practical tips and tools to enhance your life, let go of shame and embrace self-love.
"You’ll cry... and laugh... as you join her harrowing and hilarious ride to sex-addiction sobriety.” —Spencer Beck, former editor-in-chief of LA Confidential, editor-in-chief Los Angeles and contributing editor at Vanity Fair
“Like Sex and the City, this is a tale of finding one’s self and reasserting a true feminist ideal: that your destiny is yours to create.” —Lucy Danziger, New York Times best-selling author of The Nine Rooms of Happiness and former editor-in-chief of SELF
“It’s a world with so much darkness, yet Brianne has not only found the humor but the story to bring it to life because let's face it, we all want to know more.” —Jana Kramer, singer, actress on One Tree Hill, and New York Times best-selling author of The Good Fight
""What a fun f%*king read."" —Gabrielle Stone, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, #FML
""...unflinching honesty and surprising humor. ...full of insight, hope and heart."" —Meghann Foye, author of Meternity, deputy editor Seventeen and Woman's Day
""Shocking and seductive. An addictively wild ride."" —Fiona Gubelmann, actress, The Good Doctor, Wilfred
""... authentic, original voice... no sugar-coating, no excuses, just the gritty details of her bumpy ride to the bottom, and her courageous march toward change and healing."" —Dana Stevens, screenwriter City of Angels and screenplay adapter of New York Times best-selling author Nicolas Sparks' Safe Haven
""An incredibly honest and unflinching portrayal of untreated sex and love addiction..."" —Paul Gilmartin, comedian, award-winning host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast
""They say secrets keep you sick. If this is true, then Brianne Davis' book may be the long-awaited cure."" —Kellee Stewart, actress My Boys and Hot Tub Time Machine, creator/writer of 29 Eggs
""It took courage to come out of the shadows and into the light, and she did it with humor and honesty. This is a must-read for anyone in recovery."" —Jay Parker, founder of No More Secrets and author of A Year of No More Secrets
""Brianne Davis' journey makes me believe in the possibility of achieving the greatest love of all: true self-love."" —Nadine Velazquez, actress, Flight, My Name is Earl, Six
""It's an understatement to say that Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict bares all... in EVERY sense of the word."" —Ellen Hollman, actress, The Matrix 4, Spartacus
""An honest, sometimes gut-wrenching, exploration into the painful truth of trying to survive life as a sex and love addict."" —Danielle Harris, actress, Halloween 4 and 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween
""Brianne Davis takes us inside--way inside--a life wilder, darker, and more healing than we ever thought Hollywood could be."" —Bonnie Gillespie, casting director, coach and author of Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business"