The Heroin Diaries Author:Nikki Sixx In one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, M?tley Cr?e'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 M?tley Cr?e was at the height of its fame,... more » 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.« less
Being a huge Motley Crue fan from the beginning, I read everything published about the band. Nikki Sixx has led a tumultuous life and it's a wonder he's still around. I absolutely loved the inside look at his crazy, drug addicted life. His writings tell a lot about what he was going through. It was sometimes hard for me to read, but, knowing he came out of it all okay, made it easier. Long live the Crue!
This book is amazing! It provides a fascinating look inside the mind of a junkie who just happens to be in a band called Motley Crue. This book has provided a major impact on how I now view Nikki Sixx and everything that he has a accomplished in his life. These diaries were written during the worst year of his drug use. This is definitely not a book for teens or kids. Lots of references to death, sex, and, of course, drug use are littered throughout the book.
I could not put this book down. I read it cover to cover without stopping. If you liked "the dirt" you will love this book. Also, if you have ever experienced addiction of any kind, this book is a great read. If you are thinking about experimenting with drugs, read this book!!! I am a huge Motley fan, but I do not think you need to be a fan of their music to appreciate this book for what it is.
If the D.A.R.E. program is a bit too cheesy for you, consider this nitty-gritty, no-holds-barred memoir for your next read. If this doesn't frighten you away from needles and the white stuff, nothing will.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx provides an almost day-to-day account of his life in 1987 through his journal entries, delivering a disturbing inside look into the mind of a heroin addict (hence the book's name). His wild overly-sowed oats, his supposed sobriety (assisted by Jack Daniels and cocaine), and his lightly-taken downfalls are all emphasized in this 400-page memoir decorated with equally disturbing blood-splattered stationary and an occasional image from his young and wild days. Nikki and his partners in crime also give present-day commentary on the uncovered entries, giving new light to his behind-the-scenes rock 'n' roll exploits.
This book isn't for the faint-of-heart. Many an f-bomb is dropped and sexual encounter described throughout his crazy year; but his experience with thhe drugs he longs to conquer his battle with are the most impacting and troubling of his many experiences on the Crue's rightfully-named Girls, Girls, Girls tour.
His two death-defying experiences with drugs are what help him seek assistance and sober up. And his following post-'87 wrap-up of his lfie to its current state (including the birth of his several children with really cool names, his two divorces, and the make-or-break moments of the Crue) is fast-paced, but leaves a lasting impression.
Not many rock stars with this many needle marks and belt notches have lived to tell their tale. But thankfully, this one has a happy ending.
If you like autobiography's and are not easily offended - then this book is a must read. Nikki Sixx is the powerhouse behind Motley Crue but he was also the powerhouse behind his own decline. His full throttle personality served him well on stage but sent his personal life into a living hell. His diary is self deprecating, dark, arrogant, rowdy and at times just plain sickening...but through it all he still maintained his sense of humor - I literally burst out laughing over some of his diary entries. He has this ability to write about the darkness of his drug haze and how he reached the depths of hell but in the next breath he would point out the funny irony about a certain situation. If you like Rock n Roll you will like The Heroin Diaries
Interesting insight into the world of the Rock & Roll drug lifestyle from someone in the middle of it all. I enjoyed the contrast between the the notes and journaling while it was happening and the comments made in current time looking back. The books design, presentation and artwork are pretty amazing.
I am not much of a reader and books usually bore me but this book not only held my interest but it was totally exciting! I read this whole entire book in a few days which is rare for me. I had a difficult time putting this book down which is very unusual for me. If you like true stories or are a Motley Crue fan this a must read!
This was one of the best books I've ever read. I have been a fan of the Crue since I was a kid and have read every book associated with the band and it's members. Nikki is a fascinating person and luckily overcame his addictions. This book is just great! It's a must read!