The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

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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.

About Nikki Sixx

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Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Motley Crue, the legendary rock band he started with friend Tommy Lee. Today he is the bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries, a nationally syndicated radio host, solo artist, photographer, film maker, and still loyal member of the Crue.
Published September 18, 2007 by MTV Books. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The year 2007 had its share of celebrity addiction and drug abuse stories. Babyshambles front man, P...Many nights that began with a few lines of coke ended up with Sixx in his closet with his journal and a loaded shotgun.

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Another drug-related story of the year was the September publication of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx’s extraordinary autobiography that follows a hellish year and then some during his addiction to heroin and cocaine, and his life with Mötley Cruë.

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