Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up

Knopf. May 2022. 320p. ISBN 9780525659495. $30. MEMOIR
Actress Blair (Cruel Intentions; Legally Blonde) candidly recounts the events of her life with refreshing honesty. She tells of her struggle with alcohol addiction, the love and loss she has endured, and reflects on her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Never far from the foreground is Blair’s relationship with her mother. She approaches this complicated relationship with love, admiration, and the 20/20 vision only hindsight can bring. The stories Blair recalls are hilarious and heart-wrenching in equal measure. In one moment, she discusses biting Seth MacFarlane on the hand, and in the next, she brings readers to tears while talking about her experiences with grief. Blair writes in blunt, witty prose, making this book hard to put down. Fans of her film work will love the behind-the-scenes look at some of her various Hollywood roles.
VERDICT This memoir is witty, funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written. This book will be loved by fans of Blair’s work and of her MS advocacy.
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