Guts by Kristen Johnston


6 Critic Reviews

...unsubtle, genuine memoir...
-Publishers Weekly


The New York Times bestseller—a harrowing and hysterical memoir by the two-time Emmy Award-winning actress from the hit television show 3rd Rock from the Sun.

“It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I’d still be screwed, because there’s no way I’d ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors.”

Actress Kristen Johnston has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true achievement—a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris. Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with you for a long, long time.

About Kristen Johnston

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Kristen Johnston is an actress, a teacher, and now, an enormously celebrated writer. Johnston is one of the founding executive directors of SLAM, a board dedicated to creating New York City’s first sobriety-focused high school. She lives in NYC with her pit bull Pinky, who suffers from a food addiction.
Published March 13, 2012 by Gallery Books. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 01 2012
Weeks as Bestseller
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on Jan 15 2012

Another celebrity drug memoir—but an honest, brave and funny one.

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Publishers Weekly

on Jan 23 2012

...unsubtle, genuine memoir...

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NY Journal of Books

on Mar 13 2012

...she is someone special and that what she has to say in that husky, cynical author’s voice of hers is well worth noting, reading, and celebrating.

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Open Salon

on Sep 24 2012

In reading Kristen’s story, you may just be reminded of your own. Perhaps you'll be inspired to lift your own veil of self-doubt and denial, with whatever may be holding you back.

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Hippocampus Magazine

on Dec 01 2012

Guts is a vile, hilarious, unfortunate, and epic story of heart and soul.

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on Apr 30 2012

... Johnston, now sober, recounts it all with brassy, almost defiant, humour, poking fun at herself...

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