The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star by Nikki SixxA dark year in the life of Nikki Sixx
Although a member of other bands Nikki Sixx is best known as co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter for the band Motley Crue.
A few years ago I was on a memoir kick and I ended up reading a few written by some current and former rock stars. I was not a huge fan of Motley Crue but I did enjoy some of their music. So when I came across this book/journal at the library I was curious.
I thought it was an interesting read with an accurate description of addiction (Although of course it is a rock star version). Nikkis journal entries from Christmas 1986 to Christmas 1987, when his drug use was apparently at its highest. Its not pretty. Interspersed with photographs, artwork, lyrics, and other extras made it even more interesting.
Kudos to Nikki Sixx for sharing such a brutal, heartbreaking, and emotional time in his life with the world.
The Heroin Diaries
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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. 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. Great read. Somewhat disturbing at times, parts of it I laughed.
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