The Heroin Diaries

The Heroin Diaries

A Year in the Life of A Shattered Rock Star

Book - 2008
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In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e'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 M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e 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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2008, c2007.
Edition: 1st MTV BooksPocket Books trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781416511946
1416511946
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 SIXX
Characteristics: 413 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Gittins, Ian

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bubbles15
Oct 06, 2012

i loved this book it was amazing

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deutschmarc
Jul 26, 2012

Avoid this book. there are better rock and roll autobiographies out there. this is really poorly done.

dmcaines Jan 10, 2012

This was an amazing book. It helped me more than words can actually explain.

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TheSponge
May 07, 2011

Talk about living on the edge! This true story is not for the faint of heart.
The Heroin Diaries is an unforgettable look inside the turbulent life of rock star, Nikki Sixx. Told with intelligence, grit and brutal honesty, this graphic diary will have you hooked from the beginning.

4 Nov 04, 2009

Such a good book. I couldn't put it down.

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JenMarquis
Sep 04, 2009

Very artistically bound. Informative and an entertaining read.
However, it is very graphic and most certianly for adults.

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Cabby
Mar 13, 2008

I think this is the best autobiography I have ever read. Usually I have a hard time believing everything but he had lots of people writing notes throughout the book so it was believable. Great idea.

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kfacekilla
Nov 27, 2007

Fascinating! A wonderfully disturbing quick-read!

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