Psychic Junkie by Sarah Lassez
A Memoir

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When her promised stardom fails to materialize, struggling actress Sarah Lassez finds solace in psychics who predict the coming of the man of her dreams. She's sure she's found him in Wilhelm, a suave hotel sous-chef from Germany. But mayhem ensues when she takes the words of the psychics over the words of her actual boyfriend and is convinced he's about to propose -- when in reality he's planning to leave the country . . . without her.

Sarah's world dissolves into a haze of credit card debt, loneliness, and a raging addiction to psychics that threatens to destroy her finances, her relationships, and her sanity. She knows she needs help. But getting it will mean confronting the fact that life is not to be controlled or predicted, and though dealing with reality isn't always easy, at least it doesn't cost $4.99 a minute.

Psychic Junkie is a true story of life and love in Los Angeles, narrated by an endearing protagonist whose search for answers will resonate with everyone who has ever tried to make sense of career, relationships, and adulthood.
 

About Sarah Lassez

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Sarah Lassez has starred in more than a dozen independent films, working with directors such as Abel Ferrara, Gregg Araki, and Robert M. Young.
 
Published July 15, 2006 by Gallery Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Crime. Non-fiction

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When told by her shrink to join a 12-step group, Lassez admits that she’s looked into it already, but there is no Psychics Anonymous: “If I was lucky enough to be addicted to heroin I’d be at a meeting right now.” Further bolstering the book’s oddball charm is a likable cast of supporting charact...

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Still struggling with her career by age 30, she challenges Aurelia's rosy predictions and begins a disastrous dalliance with one phone psychic after another, who all assure her that the Knight of Wands is on his way into Lassez's life.

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Examiner

Review: While romance novels are not the only thing this Examiner does and has read, it is maybe slightly important to note that this book is not one that would normally make the short list of books to read.

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Entertainment Weekly

(You can also see why her prioritizing beauty products over food and fretting about what she'll say at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont grow old, quickly.) While Psychic Junkie can be engrossing — you'll want to know if she gets engaged to the German sous-chef whose e-mail account she obsessively hacks i...

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