Book Review

Celebrity Detox, Rosie O’Donnell
originally published in 2007

I’ve always loved Rosie O’Donnell. I remember watching her show and thinking, “she’s a star-struck kid with these celebrities.” It seemed so real and genuine. Turns out it was genuine, but it came with a pretty big price tag. Celebrity Detox is the story of how O’Donnell took a much needed break from her own show only to fall into the same trap again when she started on The View. She worked too much, was away from her family too much, and was recognized too much to enjoy just living. A…more I’ve always loved Rosie O’Donnell. I remember watching her show and thinking, “she’s a star-struck kid with these celebrities.” It seemed so real and genuine. Turns out it was genuine, but it came with a pretty big price tag. Celebrity Detox is the story of how O’Donnell took a much needed break from her own show only to fall into the same trap again when she started on The View. She worked too much, was away from her family too much, and was recognized too much to enjoy just living. As much as I miss seeing her, I hope she has found some measure of peace.