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Title: SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD LOVE & SEX ADDICT
Author: Brianne Davis
Pub. Date: February 12, 2021
Publisher: Just B Productions
Formats: Paperback, eBook
“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 discovered she 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.
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.
So take a front-row seat into this complex world and the 10 RULES Roxanne learns along the way.
“Actress Brianne Davis takes us behind the glitz and glamour for a brutally candid, no-holds-barred look at Tinseltown’s forever-favorite addiction: sex. 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
“Brianne tells the story of navigating a world where sex and beauty are commodities to be used and abused by those who have the power. 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 takes a lot of courage to do what Brianne is doing in this book. To mirror her life into Roxanne is not only fearless, but wildly entertaining. 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 lets 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
Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addiction—by Brianne Davis
Dive into the mind of the highly addictive character of Roxanne. The anti-heroine of my book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Love Addict.
Attention-loving Hollywood actress that faces her rock bottom from sex and love addiction. She hit some very low points a couple times while trying to grasp the deadly seriousness of her addiction to having control and power over people in her life.
I listened to many of these songs while in my own recovery from sex and love addiction the past 11 years. While I was writing Roxanne’s journey that mirrors my own, I integrated my love of music, bringing up every emotion for me. It helped to give Roxanne’s inner subtext her own soundtrack.
Here are 8 of the 16 songs that shaped Roxanne’s plight into withdrawal from her addiction. Take a journey with her as she learns to let go and love herself for the first time in her life.
Fuckyounoah by Noah Cyrus—Roxanne’s at the height of her sex and love addiction, which means she’s a complete narcissist. She’s completely self-involved. A truly self-obsessed asshole!
I hate u, I love u by Gnash—The start of Roxanne’s addict-self is dying and finds herself missing her former naive self and wants to relive her past. She loves and hates her old self. Missing her past affairs, she realizes she was lying to herself the whole time. She now needs to develop love and trust. Roxanne can never be her old self again. She will never be the same.
You Say by Lauren Daigle—This song represents everything Roxanne believes about herself. The bad and ugly belief that she will never measure up and never be enough to be loved. It’s as if she is broken, and no GOD has ever taken care of her. After attending her first SLAA meeting, she finds her strength to turn her life over to something bigger than herself, even though she can’t feel or see her God. She surrenders her denial and turns to her Higher Power. Her successes and failures are now turned over to her God and she starts to believe!
In My Blood by Shawn Mendes—On her 274th day of brutal withdrawal, Roxanne lays on the bathroom floor now feeling everything when she used to feel nothing. She’s now crawling out of her own skin, wanting to shed her outer layer. Roxanne can’t do what she used to do. She has to try something new and ask for help from Alice, Dr. Kath, and her new program. She has to reach for help to find the inner child herself.
Party Favor by Billie Eilish—The song that transports Roxanne into fantasy when she walks out of the Bel-Air Hotel presidential suite after the botched threesome with Coolgirl and Superstar. Her belated birthday present was the leftover throw-up on her chin and getting hit in the head with a half-eaten roll from a room service cart. Happy Fucking Birthday to her!
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri—Roxanne begins to look back at her WHY. She quietly listens to Ms. Perri sing about her past scars. Roxanne does not want ice in her soul anymore. She wants to let go of character defects even when they come back to haunt her. She has to fight against her instincts and try the opposite of her shortcomings. She comes to terms that she has to always battle with the character defects of her addict. She asks them, “Who do you think you are with that ice in your soul? Don’t come back for me!”
Girl Crush by Little Big Town—It’s Compare and Despair at its finest. Roxanne loves to fantasize about all the things she did not possess. Like beautiful thick long blonde hair, a perfect house, and a particular guy. Girl Crush connects all the dots of Roxanne’s addiction to that lesser-than aspect of herself when she compares herself to other women. Roxanne comparing her insides to other’s outsides! A deadly vicious cycle.
The End of Everything by Noah Cyrus—Roxanne listens to this song while she embraces her self-worth and lets go of all that is chaining her to this Earth. It hits her that we all will die and there is something extremely beautiful in that revelation.
No Hard Feelings by The Avett Brothers—The best song in the whole world! It speaks such truth about the meaning of LIFE. Roxanne sways in her new hammock in the backyard. She prays and meditates while letting go of all material security, resentments and her EGO. The lyrics allow Roxanne to connect with her God and become the ideal person she imagines she can become. She is a worker among workers. No better or worse. She is perfect, just as she is right at that moment. While looking up at the sky, she thanks her journey and is at peace with her destiny.
Brianne Davis is a Hollywood actress, writer, producer and director. She can be seen as an actress in Lucifer, Casual, True Blood, the History Channel’s series Six, and the film Jarhead, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Brianne has produced three films with her production company, Give & Take Productions. She has directed two films, The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story and Deadly Signal.
Brianne has over a decade of recovery as a sex and love addict. Inspired by her life experience, she is the host of the popular personal journals podcast Secret Life. Her article “I’m a Sex and Love Addict. Here’s How I Realized I Had a Problem.” was published in Huff Post Personal’s March 2020 issue and received over a million views. Brianne lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Mark Gantt and son, Davis.
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2 winners will win a finished copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD LOVE & SEX ADDICT, US Only.
2 winners will win an ebook of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD LOVE & SEX ADDICT, International.
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