Heroin Diaries HC Nikki Sixx Motley Crue Mötley Crüe MTV Pocket Books 1st print 2007


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The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star Hardcover
by Nikki Sixx, Ian Gittins

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.

413 pages, Hardcover
Published Sept 2007 by Pocket Books
ISBN 9780743486286

A 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 Mötley Crüe.

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 Mötley Crüe 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). Nikki’s journal entries from Christmas 1986 to Christmas 1987, when his drug use was apparently at it’s highest. It’s not pretty. Interspersed with photographs, artwork, lyrics, and other extras made it even more interesting.978-0743486286

1st pocket books printing. Near mint condition. Dust jacket in near mint condition.