Rearview Mirror by Alana Stewart
By SMW Staff
At first glance, Alana Stewart has lived a charmed life, as an international model, actress, talk-show host, filmmaker and bestselling author. But despite many accomplishments and successes, her Cinderella story has been marred by abandonment, poverty, tragedy, infidelity and even violence.
In her compelling new memoir, Rearview Mirror, Stewart confronts her remarkable past, and reconciles these opposing realities.
The journey from a one-room shack in rural Texas, to the catwalks of high-fashion, and the sexy, pulsating dance floors of Studio 54, to the gilded mansions of Hollywood, came at a brutal emotional, physical and spiritual cost. With compelling openness, honesty and refreshing accountability, Alana chronicles her unstable childhood with a drug-addicted mother and succession of alcoholic step-fathers, her traumatic and violent rape, and struggles with bulimia, divorce and depression.
She also reveals the inner workings of her two high-profile marriages – and divorces – with two iconic stars: rocker Rod Stewart (who just released a memoir) and actor George Hamilton; life as a single mom; the devastating effects of drug addiction in her family; and the tragic deaths of her mother, and her best friend, Farrah Fawcett.
Far from playing the victim, Alana shares the valuable life lessons learned from her numerous challenges and heartaches: unconditional love, faith, gratitude, perseverance, and the importance of finding your higher purpose in life.
A devotee of Deepak Chopra, Alana has undergone a spiritual renaissance, which has inspired her to help others by sharing her story. “What I really would love for people to take away is that no matter what kind of challenges or difficulties we go through in our lives, we can get through them with faith, perseverance and spiritual support,” she says.
About Alana Stewart
Alana Stewart is an actress, talk-show host, former model, and president of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation to support cancer research. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship and producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Farrah’s Story. In 2011, Stewart received the prestigious True Grit Award from the John Wayne Cancer Institute for her contribution to the fight against cancer. She tours the country regularly, speaking about cancer, addiction, women, aging, her personal battle with chronic fatigue syndrome and her four decades of experience in Hollywood. Stewart lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit www.alanastewart.com
About Rearview Mirror
Alana Stewart has lived what many people would consider a charmed life, as an international model, an actress and talk-show host, filmmaker, and bestselling author. But despite her many accomplishments and successes, the truth is, her life has been rife with abandonment, abject poverty, tragedy, and even violence.
In Rearview Mirror, she takes the reader through her mesmerizing journey from her beginnings in poor rural Texas, her escape to New York to become a Ford model, and finally, her seemingly fairytale, but often heartbreaking life in the glittering world of Hollywood.
With compelling openness and honesty, Alana chronicles her unstable, chaotic childhood, her traumatic and violent rape, and her struggles with bulimia, depression, and self-worth. She also writes about her marriages and divorces with two iconic stars, raising three children on her own, the devastating effects of drug addiction in her family, and the tragic deaths of her mother as well as her best friend, Farrah Fawcett.
Rearview Mirror is an inspiring, rags-to-riches story in which Alana also shares the valuable life lessons she has learned from her many challenges and heartaches: unconditional love, faith, gratitude, perseverance, and the importance of finding your higher purpose in life.
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