As the daughter of Charles Grodin and one of the decade’s hottest comics, Marion Grodin has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including “The View”, MSNBC and CBS Radio, where she hosted a show for two years. But life had its highs and lows. At an early age, Marion was part of the drug scene and by 14 she was getting high every day and by college was completely addicted to alcohol and narcotics. This sent her on a downward spiral into profound mental illness. Add to her life a diagnosis of breast cancer. She believes that her “community” of friends, family and support groups were her lifeline. In her memoir, “Standing Up”, she shares her life stories and how she now loves using humor even more to help others.
“More Than Just Drugs: My Wild Ride to Sobriety”
Hitting a profound bottom with drugs and alcohol in her twenties, Marion shares with us how she has managed to not pick up drugs or alcohol for the last 30 years, through the power of shared experience, community, and endless laughter.
When life is getting us down and we need to laugh until tears come rolling down our cheeks, we go to a Marion Grodin show. Marion doesn’t let us forget that life is mundane and hard but somehow helps us to laugh at our ridiculous behavior and still love ourselves for it.
Thank you so much for doing such a phenomenal job at our Annual Gala…You have been getting rave reviews. I hope to have the opportunity to work together on future Gilda’s Events