Don’t Jump, chronicles a woman’s quest to find her place and purpose amidst sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and celebrity. It’s a story of unfulfilled potential, addiction, and bad behavior. Ultimately, it’s a story of redemption, told with levity and a wicked sense of fun.
Don’t Jump takes us backstage and off-screen with a world famous athlete, rockers, movie stars, and some of the biggest names in comedy. A wickedly funny female perspective, it’s an inside view from an outsider. From the kings of late night, to America’s #1 shock jock, to the top sitcom earners of all time, we glimpse their humanity, previously unexposed.
Andi’s story drives Don’t Jump her descent and her resurrection. The celebrities who populate her life add spice and flavor but, it’s Andi’s perceptions that fuel the narrative. Smart, sassy and sexy, she projects confidence and success. But beneath her cool exterior, she knows she’s “simple, boring and fat.”
Seeking solutions for her disintegrating marriage, tumultuous show biz ups and downs, her slow and painful recovery, and mid-life transition, Don’t Jump explores Andi’s journey to make her life count.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
First I would like to say how much I loved the look and feel of this book. It was perfection! Favorite book to hold and flip pages!
Vicki Abelson takes us on an electrifying ride through life with her alter-ego, Andi Stone. She delivers a fictionalized memoir that will leave you with your mouth open; laughing, oohing, aahing, and Oh-Noing.
Andi is fascinating, and just too cool! I loved when she said, “I was now completely full of myself”. I think she always was (wink), but when she actually said it, I had to laugh out loud.
“Don’t Jump” is a total trip to read! You will laugh, you will cringe, and you will even tear up. She got high so much, I think I was getting the second hand smoke high! Her addiction to pot was just as strong as any of her other addictions, from men to fame. I was enamored with all of the celebrity appearances in this book.
Andi is a woman of many talents, always striving for something new and exciting in the entertainment industry in NYC. She is a force to be reckoned with, indeed. If she wanted something, she was going to get it or die trying.
The perseverance that Andi has is palpable, and you wonder why she was not on the front pages of People Magazine back in the 80’s.
Told with true grit and splendor, you will not want to put this book down.
4 thoughts on “#BOOKREVIEW ~ “Don’t Jump” by Vicki Abelson”
Really good book review. Enjoyed the review and now have to add this to my TBR list! Exciting!
This is a book unlike any other book I have ever read….it was incredible.
You’re incredible McHorsky! WOW! What a review. Thank you!
Look forward to hearing your review, Barry.