The star of American Beauty and American Pie reveals the personal traumas and pain hidden beneath a facade of Hollywood success, reflecting on the lessons she has learned and her efforts to understand and grow.
Suvari, now 42, is bracingly honest about her experiences ... But though Suvari is unflinching in detailing the sex, drugs, abuse and toxic relationships that afflicted her adolescence and young adulthood even as she was becoming a star, The Great Peace is not a sordid tell-all or Hollywood expose. Instead, Suvari has written something more personal, a sort of diary of her spiritual journey ... Though ultimately hopeful, The Great Peace is often a harrowing read.
Actress Suvari...lays herself bare in this fearless and forthright memoir ... Her memoir details with courage and candor the sexual and emotional abuse she suffered ... Suvari proves to be an exceptionally strong narrator whose memoir will offer solace and companionship to readers who might feel isolated and alone ... An honest and unadorned Hollywood confessional that casts a light on the darkness behind the scenes.
Readers seeking more celebrity truth telling and survivor stories in the wake of #MeToo will find a harrowing, often painful story of the all-too-prevalent ways young women are preyed upon, and the work it takes to find hope and healing.