What would Mr. Bear say? In a new tell-all memoir, "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin, who played middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on the '90s series, admits to being high while giving sobriety speeches at universities across the country.
In "unSweetined," due out November 3, Jodie reveals that she continued to do coke, Ecstacy and meth even after her much-publicized recovery, going as far as to light up before her university engagements.
"I did a few key bumps and headed to the lecture hall, where a sold-out crowd waited to hear me speak," Jodie writes in an excerpt posted to Amazon.com. "I thought for sure that one of the professors would take one look at me and kick me out. But none did. They wanted to hear about the trials and tribulations of Jodie Sweetin, or at least the Jodie Sweetin I had created by appearing on 'Good Morning America' and talking to People magazine."
Jodie also recalls thinking during her "GMA" appearance, that while sober at that time, it wouldn't last. "But the story was a good one and it landed me the speaking jobs I needed to keep my career going and the drug money rolling in," she writes. "Drugs and alcohol don't come cheap — especially when you are also buying for a group of friends who mooch off your residual checks. I didn't put up with eight seasons of Kimmy Gibbler so they could get high!"
One call a few months later from her occasional dealer was all it took for Jodie to spin out of control once again. It wasn't until the birth of daughter Zoie in 2008, that she was finally able to kick the habit.
As big of a "Full House" fan as I once was (Jodie and I are the same age), I don't think I will be picking up her tell-all anytime soon. Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting weary of the whole child-star-turned-alcoholic-drug user cliche. Now, maybe if there were some scantily clad pictures of Uncle Jesse in the mix, I'd reconsider.
What about you, Crushers? Will you be scooping up a copy of Jodie's memoir?