Don’t Jump: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘N Roll…And My Fucking Mother by Vicki Abelson – A Review

Dont JumpDONT JUMP SynopsisDon’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 unique female perspective,
It’s an inside view from an outsider. From the kings of late night, to America’s number 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.

Dont Jump Review

2155427 nude mermaid illustration in blue colors with shine effeDon’t Jump eviscerates the soul leaving it exposed to the wit, wisdom, and immeasurable talent that of Vicki Abelson. In just seven days (yes it took me that long), I experienced the next twenty-something years of life; minus the celebrity, fame and the best of the 80s. I feel like I have been rubbed raw with realization and enlightenment.

While my story may be different from Andi’s, there were many times we resonated in harmony the way the steady beat of a drum mingles and enhances the strum of a guitar.

Vicki’s writing is exquisite, worthy of a standing ovation. Don’t Jump was touted to be fast paced by other reviewers, and I agree, but for me – I wanted to fully soak it all in. When the book wasn’t in my hands, I was bored to tears with the things that normally lull me into slumber. The things that leave me feeling fulfilled left me feeling restless and underachieved.

This 12 Act dark comedy felt real to the point that it was a memoir written through the voice of an impeccable writer.

 

Hi, my name is Annie. It has been 8 days since I have read Don’t Jump…..

 

And I will never be the same.

 

I am glad I was extended the opportunity to jump in.

Dont Jump About the AuthorAbout the author sections are borrowed from the author’s Amazon bio page.

Vicki AbelsonVicki Abelson, the daughter of Borscht Belt Master of Ceremonies, Larry Katz, first appeared on stage at the age of four. An actress, comedian, rock promoter, publicist, manager, fundraiser and producer, Vicki thrice appeared on Saturday Night Live, co-starred with Robert Shimmel in a pilot for Comedy Central, and optioned a music reality show to Telepictures. Since 2008 she has been presenting the crème de la crème of the music and literary worlds in her Los Angeles living room at her celebrity-driven literary salon, Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write. A featured contributor to The Huffington Post, The Fix and Reimagine Magazine, she leads writers workshops and coaches privately in the real and cyber worlds. Vicki can currently be seen in Henry Jaglom’s, “The M Word.”

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