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Dina Lohan Sells Lindsay

Down the River

in Planned Memoir

10/21/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan's mom is trying to expose her own daughter's dark secrets, blowing the lid off of Lindsay's alleged drug and alcohol use in a memoir that she's shopping around town -- shopping it as recently as 2 weeks ago -- as Lindsay was looking down the barrel of a hostile judge and a jail sentence.

TMZ has obtained the draft of a prologue for Dina Lohan's memoir, which Dina's rep is shopping to people in the literary world.  In the prologue, Dina writes:

"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."

Dina explains why she moved Lindsay from New York to L.A. at such a young age:

"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."

When Lindsay began acting crazy, accumulating mugshots and what not, Dina says she was helpless, claiming she couldn't demand that Lindsay return to New York.  Dina also confesses she was conflicted since she was both Lindsay's parent and manager.

Dina and her rep were soliciting meetings via email two weeks ago, to brainstorm how to make her book "a best seller."

Our sources say a ghost writer actually wrote the prologue after long sit-downs with Dina and her rep, and both were solidly on board.

As far as we know ... so far, no takers.

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16.

chrissy    

I truly feel bad for Lindsay to have such a crap hole of a mother. I know it's nothing new, but no wonder she turned out the way she did. She has no one she can count on. If you can't trust your own mother who can you trust? Dang.

1077 days ago
17.

Danielle    

This is the problem people....lindsay lovessssss her mother,so dina can do no wrong in lindsays eyes,they think they are the dynamic duo....period!

1077 days ago
18.

Sally    

Lindsay did not get where she is by herself - her parents should share some of that responsibility.

1077 days ago
19.

Sharon    

And the surprise is.......? There is nothing new here.

1077 days ago
20.

Sally    

This is her only way to make money off Lindsay now Her paycheck is not enough from the other children. This woman definitely is not newsworthy.

1077 days ago
21.

gd45    

Why do we need a book about lindsay's screw-ups? A quick google search tells you all you need to know about her, and with the added benefit of not giving the Lohan family a dime.

1077 days ago
22.

Rosemary    

Dina is an idiot too! The other day in court Lindsay's lawyer went on and on about how she had to support herself and her familiy. Well, how about the family (Dina) supporting herself? I am sure there is something she can do! That will be another book besides Casey's that I won't buy or read!

1077 days ago
23.

Tina    

Im rooting for lindsay, everybody goes through there falling times it's the people around you that are trying to help you up that counts..It seems the only people that are really trying to help her is the judge. You figure most cases would give you a slap on the wrist and send you on your way in L.A. But for as much tough love she's giving her thats what she needs to stay on track...And for Dina trying to sell a book and blaming Lindsay's 'Handlers', you are her ultimate handler (parents) if things are not going a good way for her then put your foot down and stop it...And if i'm not mistaken you were seen in multiple photos partying with her, so did u stop it? Uh NO...So instead of trying to make a buck like your ex-husband tried to on his 'recovery' on Celeb rehab support your daughter and keep her life private..

1077 days ago
24.

jeebus    

This does not surprise me in the damn slightest. Stop and think about it. Lindsay basically called her parents deadbeats when she had Shawn announce that SHE was supporting her family and therefore HAD to work. What does that say about Dina and Michael?
What better sweet revenge can Dina have than to write a "tell-all" book about Lindsay? She gets all the nasty secrets out that we don't know in order to make sure there is no way Lindsay could possibly revive her career and she gets a nice fat paycheck in return.
Seriously is anyone surprised by this tactic?

1077 days ago
25.

bb    

As much as I can't stand Lindsay and Michael I really think Dina is worse than both of them put together. This woman is truly evil.

1077 days ago
26.

Danielle    

lol...dina actually reminds me of rocky from rocky and bullwinkle....the front teeth

1077 days ago
27.

Ghost Rider    

The handlers are bad mama jamas and they could make dina look like a saint, but dina still has some part in everything being she was the parent whether she likes it or not.

1077 days ago
28.

beachgal    

Who sells out their struggling child when they're in the gutter, wow

1077 days ago
29.

Jackie    

Wow!!....SMH. can this family ever get any better?!

1077 days ago
30.

Snoogs    

There is nothing about this purported book that would be unknown to Lindsay. I am fully confident that is this report is true, Lindsay is probably very much on the ground floor of the whole thing. Dina can't afford to create the kind of permanent rift this would cause between her and her moneymaker. Hell, it might even be Lindsay's idea for all we know. Of course, no one will ever cop to that if it is the case, because a dirty tell-all book isn't nearly as scandalous when the subject of the book gives the green light to it!

1077 days ago
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