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Mary Forsberg Weiland wrote this biography of her life with her ex-husband, musician Scott Weiland, lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots. Mary grew up in California and pursued a career in modeling. As her modeling career took off, she met her ex, Scott. She was still very young and she fell deeply in love with him. Little did Mary know that she would be facing a future of drug use and mental illness.
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The biography goes on to explain everything since the day that Mary met Scott. Their love blossoms and Mary soon realizes that Scott has a dreadful drug problem. He is addicted to heroin. Mary decides that she wants to feel the way Scott does. She wants to battle the use of heroin with him. Her love for him has her blinded and she soon decides to try the drug with Scott. She then finds herself addicted. The couple battles heroin use and go for years continuously using.

The trials and tribulations that Mary and Scott face include drug use, mental illness, and living life as a high profile couple. They attend concerts, red carpet events, celebrity parties, and more. It's a life that many dream of, yet no one realizes the repercussions. Mary explains in this book, "Fall to Pieces," how life can be a struggle even with the fame and fortune that her and Scott have. She also discovers that she suffers from bi-polar disease on top of the obvious addiction to heroin.

This biography isn't all dark and grim, there are some beautiful moments between Mary and her lover. She tells of the day they met, the day they marry, and of the couple's children together. Unfortunately, in the end Mary and Scott find themselves divorced. It is easy to see that even though the are divorced, Mary and Scott still have a special connection and a deep love for one another.

Mary Forsberg is now sober and able to cope with her mental illness, as you will find at the end of the story. Her and Scott remain friends and raise their children as loving parents. Scott still battles heroin and alcohol addiction and is found to be sober on and off.
Best part of story, including ending: I really love this story. It captures the dark side of fame and fortune that many fail to see. Drugs are always around and mental illness is more common than we would like to believe.

Best scene in story: My favorite part of the entire story is when Mary first meets Scott. The two quickly fell deeply in love.

Opinion about the main character: Mary Forsberg is a strong woman that was courageous enough to share her story. Regardless of her hardships and plague with mental illness and drug addiction, she still came forward to write this beautiful biography.

The review of this Book prepared by Crystal Eynon a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   drugs Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity    -   White Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally Ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More in color 6-10 How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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