From the Publisher
Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent, a
supportive partner, trusting colleagues, and loving friends when he
walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge.
He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his
relapse would cost him his home, his money, his career, and very
nearly his life.
What is it that leads an exceptional young mind want to disappear?
Clegg makes stunningly clear the attraction of the drug that had
him in its thrall, capturing in scene after scene the drama,
tension, and paranoiac nightmare of a secret life--and the
exhilarating bliss that came again and again until it was eclipsed
almost entirely by doom. He also explores the shape of addiction,
how its pattern--not its cause--can be traced to the past.
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man is an utterly
compelling narrative--lyrical, irresistible, harsh, honest, and
beautifully written--from which you simply cannot look away.
About the Author
Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York. Portrait of an
Addict as a Young Man is his first book.
About the Book
Clegg's utterly compelling narrative shares the story of the relapse that would cost him his home, his money, his career, and very nearly his life. He makes stunningly clear the attraction of the drug that had him in its thrall and explores how the pattern of addiction can be traced to the past.
Published: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316054674
ISBN - 13: 9780316054676