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.
Van Nuys, 7:30 p.m.
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.
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . couldnt put it down
Posted January 08, 2011 by sean , courtice ontarioawesome....uniquely written an very f*cked up story of addiction and the undesirable side of rock
2 . Best memoir of addiction ever published
Posted October 23, 2010 by Eneri , San Juan, PRThis is simply the best memoir of addiction that you will ever read. It is compelling, dramatic, funny, sad and just unique. It takes you to a year in the life of Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. It talks about music, drugs, rock and roll, groupies and much much more. Even if you don't like the Crue is a must read.
3 . Most Powerful Book I've Ever Read
Posted October 22, 2010 by Gianna , New York, NYI could not put this book down. These are Nikki's diaries from '86-'87 when he hot rock bottom interspersed with commentary from himeself and others who were around during that period of his life. It tells a story that is tragic, heart-wrenching, shocking, gritty, and at times horrifying. This is a story of the un-glamorous disease of addiction in the glamorous world of entertainment and rock and roll. You cannot help but self-reflect after reading this book. His own words are brutally honest, and left me forever changed. I greatly adminre Nikki's courage, strength, and willingness to share his dark era of his life with us if only it could help one person.
4 . WOW!
Posted May 25, 2010 by Julie , clifton NJThis is a MUST READ i cant believe thisman is still alive after the drug and alchol abuse he put himself through. I couldnt put this book down its totally addicting and interesting
5 . Wow.....wow
Posted April 27, 2010 by Jessica , El Paso, TXThe downward spiral of the world of drugs is a very scary place. I'm so proud of Nikki that he was able to get rid of Sikki :P
6 . scary
Posted January 05, 2010 by shelly , levittown pathis book is addictive! i couldnt put it down!
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