SHE was the girl with the corkscrew curls who burst onto the British film scene with a mesmerising performance in Wish You Were Here.
Emily Lloyd won plaudits as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland’s coming of age drama and was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. She went on to land roles in Hollywood films alongside Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt and worked with directors like Norman Jewison and Robert Redford.
Yet, behind the cheeky grin that seduced Tinseltown, Emily was fighting a crippling mental illness that threatened to destroy her.
Now, in her searingly honest autobiography, Emily describes the incredible highs and earth-shattering lows she endured through a tumultuous acting career.
Equally shocking and darkly funny, Emily’s story is packed with fascinating, star-laden anecdotes, startling insights into movie making and touching personal revelations. It is part celebrity memoir, part examination into the difficulties of combating mental illness while being in the public eye.
Douglas Wight is the author or ghostwriter of fifteen non-fiction books, most recently Son of Escobar (Ad Lib, 2020) an Amazon number 1 bestseller, The Bad Room (Harper Element, 2020), Into the Bear Pit (Arena Sport, 2020) and Against My Will (Harper Element, 2020).
His previous books include The Laundry Man (Penguin, 2012), the memoir of Ken Rijock, a Miami-based money launderer for Colombian drug smugglers; the autobiography of Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Sam Quek (White Owl, 2018), which was long-listed for the Telegraph Sports Autobiography of the Year 2019; Unforgivable (...
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