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His Cautionary Tale

A (child) star is reborn.

May 17, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 33 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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This is a cautionary tale as well as a work in progress: Although the subtitle of Killing Willis is From Diff’rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted, Bridges doesn’t actually get to that life he always wanted until page 253. But you get the sense that he is serious this time about turning his life around and that, with continued assistance from his family and the Almighty, Todd Bridges will be able to stay on the path of sobriety. 

Unless, of course, he gets invited to reappear on Circus of the Stars. Then all bets are off.

Victorino Matus is deputy managing editor of The Weekly Standard.

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