Selma Blair‘s memoir is a powerful read, as the actress reveals many shocking revelations about her life with alcoholism. She writes of drinking Manischewitz wine at age seven, and explains that she drank it for a warm feeling from God. As a child, Blair had been allowed small sips of wine during the family’s Seders. One year, however, she got carried away and drank enough Manischewitz to get a buzz.
The actress has been incredibly open about her life, including the shocking details of her early years. Her memoir, Mean Baby, will be released on May 17, and Blair opens up about her life with alcoholism and other substance abuse. She talks about how her drinking began as a way to cope with the pressures of her life, and describes how alcohol abuse became a problem when she was an adult. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018 and says she’s been sober for the past three years.
Blair became famous after her drunken flight incident, in which she passed out in front of her four-year-old son. She has spoken frankly about the disease, which she also wrote about in her diary. In her new memoir, she discusses how she has overcome her MS. Blair said in an interview with The Day today that she discovered many things she thought she understood earlier in life were related to her disease.