The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx

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The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star Read Online Free - Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co-founder of Motley Crue offers an unflinching and gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction. It follows him during the year he plunged to rock bottom and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again."

Title : The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
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ISBN : 1847371663
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 413 pages


Deanna rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

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 hu...

Ana rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2017

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently..." To say that Nikki Sixx was a wild man would be an understatement. Sixx was actually declared legally dead from a drug overdose before he was eventu...

Scott rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2008

I have to start out saying I was never a Motley Crue fan when they were huge. To the best of my memory, they only had two songs I can truly say I liked: 'Shout at the Devil' and 'Dr. Feelgood.' Having established that fact, I was blown away when I heard 'Life is Beautiful' on my favorite internet...

Bark rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2016

Yikes this book is a serious downer. You’d think the lifestyle of a big rock and roll star at the height of his stardom was nothing but luxurious decadence and fun times, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. When you haven’t dealt with your childhood pain, struggle with depression and a crushing lone...

Jesse rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2007

I don't know what it is about Motley Crue, but they're absolutely fascinating to read about. Bassist/founder/main songwriter Nikki Sixx dug up these old diaries that cover almost every day of his life in 1987. When the band wasn't touring, Sixx was near death in his bedroom closet taking heroin,...

Straw rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 26, 2007

I only give this 2 stars for having funny little details about Vanity and GnR. This is not only a study in decadence but also a study in misogyny and white privilege. Isn't Nikki a n- - - - -? Why can't he say that word? Women = Trouble didn't you know? I feel like ranting....apparently you get to...

BAM rated it ★★★★☆

February 03, 2017

I admit it; I was a Motley Crue fan in the '80s. I always had a crush on Tommy Lee though, and looking back on it I have no idea why except that Nikki Sixx scared the bejesus out of me. Reading this diary now I know why. He just captured my heart by saying he was listening to the Thompson Twins an...

Kelly rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 12, 2012

My own personal hell dimension consists of Dawson Leery's crying face covering every surface while the audio of this book plays on a loop. No lie nor hyperbole, this is the most misogynistic, self-indulgent, whiny, piece of exaggerated material I have ever read. And really, that's saying somethin...

Bonnie rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2015

'Welcome to my nightmare.' On December 23, 1987 Nikki Sixx, bassist from Motley Crue, overdosed on heroin and was pronounced dead, but was miraculously revived by paramedics with two injections of adrenalin to the heart. The Heroin Diaries are his personal diary entries the year leading up to this...

Beth rated it ★★★☆☆

January 19, 2008

A better title would have been a "Year in the Life of a self-absorbed, drug-addled, whining rockstar." The book isn't awful. Nikki Sixx has some decent writing chops, but so much of the book is taken up with the same defeatist, whining, self-hatred that by the fifth or sixth month of it, you find...

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