Hollywood Heartbreak New York Dreams

Hollywood Heartbreak New York Dreams

by Kody Christiansen

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Hollywood Heartbreak New York Dreams by Kody Christiansen

Dreams can often turn into heartbreak. Just ask Kaleb, a renowned female illusionist whose tumultuous journey from Texas to New York to Hollywood, and back again, serves as the catalyst for this tragic but ultimately inspiring true story.



Appearing on national television as his alter ego “Sarah Summers,” Kaleb immerses himself in the Hollywood celebrity culture, including heavy drug and alcohol abuse. He uses his talents to beguile women while confusing men. When he falls in love with a famous rock star, his world is turned upside down.



Every peak Kaleb reaches in the entertainment world is followed by stumbles into many self-imposed despairing valleys.



A series of tragic events sends him back to New York where his world becomes even darker and more ominous as this once enchanting creature turns into a homeless alcoholic struggling through New York City’s shelter system.



Kaleb’s determination to turn his life around and resurrect his entertainment career is hard fought and awe inspiring.



This is the true story of my life. Some names have been changed to protect those involved.



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Hollywood Heartbreak: New York Dreams by Kody Christiansen introduces us to Kaleb, a well known female illusionist whose journey took him from Texas to New York and then to Hollywood. A story that is tragic, inspiring and very true. Kaleb goes onto national TV as an alter ego known as Sarah Summers and gets lost in the famous and sometimes toxic Hollywood culture. Kaleb abuses alcohol and drugs in a story of success, love, rock bottom, and the struggle to come back from that.



Wow is the very first word that comes to mind when I think about the experience I had while reading this book. All of us have ups and downs in life, but few can probably say they have experienced the extreme highs and extreme lows that Kaleb has. This story is emotional and follows such a journey that I found myself wondering what could possibly happen next. The ebb and flow of the book is good and sometimes you can almost find yourself forgetting this is all based on a true story. This is not a fictional tale being told for extremes, but someone's real life. I held my breath in parts, cried in others, and laughed as well. I was joyful when Kaleb managed to pick himself up from the pit of being addicted and on the streets of New York to find life again. A true inspiration to all of us. It leaves the reader with a feeling of the ability to overcome almost anything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941969885
Publisher: McNally Jackson Books
Publication date: 05/30/2016
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kody Christiansen: was born in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated with honors from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas and attended Texas Christian University, where he took drama classes and was in the award winning concert choral.

Kody Christiansen moved to New York City in 2002 where he worked along side Britney Spears and garnered much attention from the relationship. He could be seen gracing the pages of the UK's Heat Magazine, The Enquirer, HX Magazine and was featured on The Ricki Lake Show, The Tyra Banks Show and in the film Miss Congeniality 2.

Kody Christiansen moved to Los Angeles in 2005 where he managed a famous cake shop in West Hollywood which served celebrities as well as made prop cakes for television and movies. While Kody was in the Hollywood scene, he had yet to break into the acting side of it all. Self-destructive substance abuse and toxic relationships were the norm in his Hollywood life. It wasn't until a series of tragic events sent him back to New York City and his true calling in the entertainment world could be heard again. Kody Christiansen's first real break came from his recurring role as an FBI Technical Analyst on 'The Blacklist.'

Kody Christiansen is continuing to work in the entertainment field and hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams, no matter the roadblocks. Now a published author excited to share his soul with the world!

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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Hollywood Heartbreak: New York Dreams by Kody Christiansen introduces us to Kaleb, a well known female illusionist whose journey took him from Texas to New York and then to Hollywood. A story that is tragic, inspiring and very true. Kaleb goes onto national TV as an alter ego known as Sarah Summers and gets lost in the famous and sometimes toxic Hollywood culture. Kaleb abuses alcohol and drugs in a story of success, love, rock bottom, and the struggle to come back from that. Wow is the very first word that comes to mind when I think about the experience I had while reading this book. All of us have ups and downs in life, but few can probably say they have experienced the extreme highs and extreme lows that Kaleb has. This story is emotional and follows such a journey that I found myself wondering what could possibly happen next. The ebb and flow of the book is good and sometimes you can almost find yourself forgetting this is all based on a true story. This is not a fictional tale being told for extremes, but someone's real life. I held my breath in parts, cried in others, and laughed as well. I was joyful when Kaleb managed to pick himself up from the pit of being addicted and on the streets of New York to find life again. A true inspiration to all of us. It leaves the reader with a feeling of the ability to overcome almost anything.