TMZ has apparently obtained a draft of the memoir that Dina Lohan is trying to shop around. Will she write about her career as a Radio City Rockette or her tumultuous marriage to Michael Lohan? Of course not! She’ll continue to exploit the well from which her only fame has come—that is, daughter Lindsay‘s fuck-ups.
TMZ posted two excerpts from the prologue — which Dina worked on with a ghostwriter — and both of them have Dina absolving herself of any guilt or fault over Lindsay’s drug- and jail-filled spiral.
I blamed her friends, her career and her handlers for an [sic] newfound lifestyle of partying excessively. Drinking, drugging and behaving irresponsibly became Lindsay’s way of daily living–and it tore me up inside.
How could I deny my daughter the chance of a lifetime? How could I hold Lindsay back from her dream of becoming an actress? So, I listened to others and sent my daughter to Hollywood with a few pieces of luggage and a chaperone.
She didn’t even go with Lindsay? We’re assuming that she’s referring to when LiLo got her big break in The Parent Trap, back in 1998. That she could send a twelve-year-old across the country shows how much she was playing manager instead of mother. Dina admits to this confusion in multiple situations, saying she felt “helpless” once Lindsay’s partying got out of control and she began racking up mugshots.
But that’s where she failed as a mother. Someone who cared more about her daughter’s well-being than her career would see potential in Lindsay for something other than being a movie star, but that’s all Lindsay’s been to her mother: A cash cow.