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

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

by Nikki Sixx

Simon & Schuster | September 18, 2007 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 18, 2007

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743486285

ISBN - 13: 9780743486286

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

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

by Nikki Sixx

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 18, 2007

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743486285

ISBN - 13: 9780743486286

About the Book

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.

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Van Nuys, 7:30 p.m. Merry Christmas. Well, that''s what people say at Christmas, right? Except normally they have somebody to say it to. They have their friends and family all around them. They haven''t been crouched naked under a Christmas tree with a needle in their arm like an insane person in a mansion in Van Nuys. They''re not out of their minds and writing in a diary and they''re not watching their holiday spirit coagulating in a spoon. I didn''t speak to a single person today...I thought of calling Bob Timmons, but why should I ruin his Christmas? I guess I''ve decided to start another diary this time for a few different reasons... 1. I have no friends left. 2. So I can read back and remember what I did the day before. 3. So if I die, at least I leave a paper trail of my life (nice lil suicide note). Merry Christmas...it''s just you and me, diary. Welcome to my life. BOB TIMMONS: By Christmas 1986, Nikki had been addicted to heroin and cocaine for at least a year, possibly longer. As a drug counselor, I first met Nikki when Mötley Crüe''s manager, Doc McGhee, called me in to work with the band''s singer, Vince Neil. Nikki was initially very hostile to me; he tried to get me barred from going backstage or being around them. Nikki and I slowly formed a relationship, and early in 1986 he asked me for help with his own addictions. I advised him to go into a rehab center but he refused and said he didn''t need to. He was very stubborn on that issue. Over the years I have wo
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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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