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

Kobo ebook | September 18, 2007

byNikki Sixx

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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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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 o...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 18, 2007Publisher:Mtv BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heroin Dairies Oh Nikki Sixx you are an amazing man, even if some of your photos are kind of dark. Loved both your books and am now gonna listed to the sound tract of The Heroin Diaries. .
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! I Read the book in 3 days!I Couldn't put it down! There's a lot you don't know about your favourite rockstars, It's a definetly a must read
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! Have bought two copies of this book and couldn't put it down either time!
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read The diaries Nikki kept during the height of his addiction are dark, painfully honest and most of all brutally honest. As a reader you empathize immediately with his struggle. As a CDC I encourage anyone with addiction issues to read this book. Nikki doesn't glorify drug use, he gives hope for recovery, Sixx style!
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from interesting a good book on how someone can sink so low and have so much-shows the true face of drug times funny,depressing and sad but very interesting.shows the true life of some of rocks biggest stars and their failures.
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting Read When I found this book in the bookstore, I bought it only because I thought it looked cool. I wasn’t really into Motley Crue. And I didn’t intend to read it. Then one day, I opened it and started reading. Next thing I knew I was hooked, I couldn’t put it down! Basically this book contains one year’s worth of diary entries from Nikki Sixx during the height of Motley Crue’s career. It documents his journey with not only fame and his band… but with all the drugs and addictions he was going through. And let me tell you… he has the craziest stories and experiences. He has such a crazy life. Talk about living like a rock star. Also, his entries really show the dark and disturbing path that heroin and other addictions can take you. After all he went through I’m surprised he’s still alive! Nikki is my new hero. I’ve never read an autobiography as intense as this! Whenever I read this book I would just get lost in Nikki’s crazy, glamorous, doped-up, rockstar world and I couldn’t stop reading! Very captivating. I thought it was very creative that Nikki used his diary entries to tell his story. Also, the art and graphics they used in the book went really well with the diary entries. I loved it all. This is a must-read!
Date published: 2011-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring. I can't get enough of this book. Any time that I'm low and need a pick me up, I grab this book and re-read it. Nikki's diary entries takes you into the fascinating and disturbing world of a hardcore addict. You see how much an addiction torments the soul and twists the mind. It's a no apologies kind of read that leaves you seeing Nikki in a whole new light. And it shows that there's a light at the end of the dark tunnel of addiction, if one just takes the time to notice it and go towards it. A great read for anyone battling any kind of addiction, and for those wanting to know what it's like to live in that kind of darkness. This book is bound to give the reader a new appreciation for life.
Date published: 2011-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Merry Christmas, thats what people say at Christmas right? This is the first line in the Heroin Diaries. It takes place in December of '86 and ends the following Christmas in '87. All the gifts are under the tree and Nikki sits in a corner paranoid. It tells the true story of what happens when you're addicted to drugs. All his diary entries are in this book, they contain many secrets...most of them not good. Like flushing $2000 worth of drugs down the toilet after "the police bang at your door." I cant even imagine what he was going through. He would walk around his house with a shotgun in his hands. I dont know what would drive someone to do that, but Nikki admits it- Heroin made him crazy. Nikki adds comments after some of his diary entries along with other guests who he asked to give honest opinions about things in the book. Slash and Nikki were drug buddies and Tommy Lee and Nikki were known as the Toxin Twins. This could only lead to some very explosive incidents. Nikki's journal is very powerful and frightening. This opened up the world inside of a rockstar and really makes you understand what can happen if youre not careful. This book was an eye-opener for me.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The most intense book I've ever read This book is absolutely unreal. After all he went through, Sixx is still able to make music and kick his habit and essentially live a good life that he has always deserved...its just an absolute miracle. It makes me appreciate him so much more after what he has been through, and as a fan of Motely, makes me so proud that he was able to get through it after some of his darkest hours ever recorded. Beware, it can be frightening at times, but its so deep and intense that you won't be able to stop. I think I finished it in about 48hrs.
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Heroin Dairies This book was amazing. It was funny, scary, intense, but most of all mind blowing. I was so shocked by this book. But i just loved it. The art work is so amazing too!
Date published: 2009-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing I've been meaning to read this book since it came out and my friend got a copy so I read her's. I don't listen to Motley Crue, I only know one song by Sixx Am, and I couldn't care less who Kat Von D dates. I just wanted to read this for the self destruction. It does not dissapoint. From the first entry (where Nikki is sitting naked under his Christmas tree with a shot gun) you can't put it down. I read it during all my classes, as I was babysitting, I didn't sleep until it was done. After a while you become dissensitized to it but then you take a step back and look at it and see how truly horrifying it really is. It's been said before, but I'll say it again-it's a miracle this man is still alive. The pictures and design really add to the book and help make it seem even more real. I gotta admire Nikka for a) having the guts to revisit his past, let alone publish it and b)beating all this stuff. Whether you're a fan of his music or not, everyone needs to read this book. I guarantee you will never look at addiction the same way again. Hands down the best autobiography I have ever read.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Merry Christmas, that's what people say at Christmas, right? That is the beginning line, in one of the most disturbing, empowering, heartbreaking, and inspiring autobiographies I have ever read. Nikki Sixx has shared with us his diary of the year 1987, with comments added by Sixx himself as well as others who were close to him at the time. Kudos to Sixx for opening himself up, his journal is powerful, and frightening. It gives what I feel is one of the truest insights to what Rock and Roll life is really like. I couldn't put it down: do yourself a favour and go get it right now.
Date published: 2008-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving I bought this book and finished it in 24 hours. If you're someone that's looking for a great book by a deep author, you wont go wrong. It's heavy, but it's most definetly moving, regardless of if you can relate to him, or if you're just seaking an inspirationnal story. I imagine this book is extremely under-rated. It's very unexpected coming from a rockstar. I was captivated by his story.
Date published: 2008-10-23