addiction · book · Brandon Lee · memoirs · sobriety

Mascara Boy

I’ve never read a memoir, and probably won’t again. This was a once in a life time event for me. Anyway, I’d heard bits and pieces of Brandon’s story and when I heard he’d written a book, I knew I had to read it. This book is raw and honest and full of survival and eventually hope.

I have a deep admiration for this man, a professional, a journalist, and public figure here in Arizona (and a few other states in past years) for, not only slaying his demons, but also for coming out and sharing his struggles with sexuality, abuse and addiction.

As someone who has had my own struggle with alcohol and sexuality, I came away from this book with a new respect for anyone who has gone through the struggles of addiction. Brandon has a podcast and YouTube channel called Escaping Rock Bottom. Listen to it! It’s amazing.