“I attempted to hit the audition circuit. Other than Full House, I didn’t have much else on my resume: a few commercials and a cameo on The Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. Sadly, none of them ever made anything of themselves. It’s really tragic, because they were so talented.”

“The relationship I developed with the cast over the show’s eight-year run was a strong, deep bond. Lori Loughlin even picked up the motherly role for us when we needed it. If the kids were working too hard or if any of us looked like we weren’t feeling well, she was the first to make sure we were taken care of or felt better. Even when filming the episode where D.J. becomes anorexic for thirty minutes, Lori made sure the kids knew that it was a storyline for the character and not Candace in real life.”

“It’s been said that with addiction, you get stuck both socially and emotionally at the age at which you start using. I was stuck at fourteen, in a rebellious teenage mindset, and believed I didn’t need anyone to help me get my life together.”

“Life isn’t like a Full House episode. Uncle Jesse isn’t going to come into that courtroom and convince the judge to rule in my favor by singing a Beach Boys song. There isn’t going to be an easy out to every conflict. There is no milkman or paperboy or evening TV. There are no good moments or bad moments and not everything will tie together nicely in the end. But that’s life, and I think I’m finally starting to get it.”

One Million Page Princess

Rude or not, I’m just going to say it; Stephanie Tanner did a LOT of drugs. Holy cow.

To be honest, I picked this book up hoping for lots of dirty, behind the scenes stories about what a gong show the Full House set was really like. Yes, there were a few of them, however, the book reads more like most other books by recovering drug addicts. It was obviously written by a ghost writer, and at times the strained relationship between them and Jodie is painfully obvious.

What were Jodie’s reasons for writing this book? Honestly, probably money. She states multiple times in the book that she would do ‘say no to drugs’ tours where she’d speak to auditoriums full of young people about the dangers of addiction, and she’d do them high, for the money. While I hope for her sake her life is indeed turned around now, and that she continues to get the help she needs to fight the good fight with addiction, I wouldn’t recommend reading this book. Not even if you were a huge Full House fan.

Until next time,