AfterParty Pod: Mackenzie Phillips

AfterPartyPod: Mackenzie Phillips

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Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips had, from the outside, the most glamorous childhood that could be imagined: the daughter of the Mamas and Papas lead singer John Phillips, she starred in American Graffiti and on the hit TV show One Day at a Time as a teenager while hitting every club on the Sunset Strip. But her career was stymied by addiction—until 1992, when she went into treatment. After a bout of long-term sobriety, she relapsed and was eventually  arrested at the airport with heroin on her while on her way to New York for a One Day at a Time reunion on The Rachel Ray Show. The release of her book, High on Arrival—and the revelation in it that she’d had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship with her father—sent the media (and her family) into a tizzy. Now sober again and arguably as enthusiastic about recovery as anyone I’ve ever come across, Phillips is the Recovery Advocate for the Pasadena Recovery Center and a sought after speaker on spiritual matters.

Get the podcast on ItunesSoundcloud or Stitcher. Find Mackenzie Phillips on Twitter. Photo by Christopher Ameruoso. Used with permission.

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Anna David

Anna David is the founder and former CEO/Editor-in-Chief of AfterPartyMagazine/RehabReviews.com and hosts the (Re)cover Girl podcast, formerly known as the AfterParytyPod. She's also the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Party Girl and Bought and the non-fiction books Reality Matters, Falling For Me, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There and True Tales of Lust and Love. She's written for numerous magazines, including Playboy, Cosmo and Details, and appeared repeatedly on the TV shows Attack of the Show, The Today Show and The Talk, among many others.