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Idol Truth

A Memoir
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Former teen idol Leif Garrett bares his soul for the first time ever, revealing his deepest secrets about the extraordinary highs and devastating lows he has survived over the years. 

He was a hardworking child actor in the early 1970s, appearing on dozens of popular films and TV programs. Then he was offered a chance to make a record and "Leif Garrett, teen idol" was born. Millions of teenage girls all over the world covered their walls with his picture. His face adorned hundreds of international magazine covers as he became one of the biggest and most desired heartthrobs in history. There were jet-setting tours, TV specials, and hit records, along with an endless supply of beautiful women, alcohol, and ultimately, the drugs that sent this shooting star into the darkest depths of addiction. Idol Truth is a harrowing survivor's story as well as a charmed tale filled with compelling pop culture characters - from Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields to John Belushi, Freddie Mercury, and many more. It's the first time ever that Leif Garrett has come clean about his life, revealing all the details of his spectacular journey.

©2019 Leif Garrett with Chris Epting (P)2020 Tantor

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  • L. Pincus
  • 19-08-2020

Sad, but amazing story

Nice to hear his story, made me sad for his childhood, but happy that he has made thru the craziness. Good job Leif!! From a new fan Sammie

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  • KIM TURNER
  • 20-10-2020

Fanmania

As a teen girl I have pictures of Leif all over my walls but I took them down when he canceled the Atlanta show heartbroken. As I listened to the story of Leif's life I now know why I stepped away...all the drugs. I still paid attention though and somehow hoped he would clean himself up. I admire what he had to endure and I am a truly sad for the teen star who was manipulated by the system. It was fun stepping back in time to remember well some of the things mentioned. We all have grown. Best always to Leif.

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  • LWC
  • 02-10-2020

Interesting but Sad

Wow, a very honest life story. I have a lot of respect for Leif for being able to tell his story. Definitely a casualty of the Hollywood machine.