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The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

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In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki himself.

When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days — sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers — in a coke and heroin-fueled daze. The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.

Here, Nikki shares those diary entries — some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre — and reflects on that time. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.

Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and shockingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom — and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.

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Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the cofounder of Motley Crue offers an unflinching and utterly gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction.

About the Author

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe , the legendary rock band he started with friend Tommy Lee. Today he is a family man with many projects on the side, including songwriting, film, a new band, a clothing line, as well as ongoing work with the Crüe.

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Nancy Toledo, January 29, 2009 (view all comments by Nancy Toledo)
I could not put it down. From the first page it pulls you in. I wish there was more of it. You will not believe what this man does to himself physically, emotionally and psychologically throughout this book. It is a great book. I can say no more. I enjoyed it!
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ISBN:
9781416511946
Subtitle:
A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
Author:
Sixx, Nikki
With:
Gittins, Ian
Publisher:
Vh1 Books
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 6.125 in

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