One Week in LA | Two Years Later
The Continuation of "Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams" is now available!
Justin Bieber Spotted on Sunset Blvd. with a Copy of Kody Christiansen’s Harrowing but Ultimately Inspiring New Book, “Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams.”
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor shows her support for Kody and "Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams" with a personalized copy of her memoir sent to Mr. Christiansen after reading his book. Her message reads: "Kody Christiansen, I admire your courage -Sonia" (Sonia Sotomayor)
"Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams" was awarded the Bronze Medal in the 2016 Reader's Favorite International Book Contest and Finalist at the 2016 Beverly Hills International Book Awards.
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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.
Hometown Book Signing - December 22nd, 2016
(Kody's first trip back to Texas in over 13 years.)
"One Week in LA | Two Years Later" continues the captivating journey Kaleb began in "Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams." This is a story of what happens AFTER you take a chance on yourself and sobriety becomes your way of life. It is a story of redemption, both for Kaleb and the City of Angels.
How do you face the demons that chased you away from the place you once called paradise? Will friends who abandoned you in your darkest hours now welcome you with open arms? Will the entertainment industry bring you back into the fold after you squandered so many opportunities under the influence of drugs and alcohol? And most importantly, will you face the famous rock star who betrayed you and drove you to flee to New York City? These are the haunting questions Kaleb answers in "One Week in LA | Two Years Later."
One week is a short period of time, but for Kaleb, it's enough to live a year's worth of experiences, including being at the center of a celebrity gossip scandal involving pop superstar Justin Bieber.
"One Week in LA | Two Years Later" proves you CAN go home again, especially when you're both sober and reflective. Armed with life-changing lessons he learned in New York City, Kaleb takes us back to La La Land with a clarity and peace he never knew before. Magic is in the air, but will LA become the place where dreams really do come true and heartbreak can be healed? Only time will tell and he only has one week in LA.
"I am so honored and deeply touched by her gift. She inspires me the way I hope to inspire others." - Kody C.
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