Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

Stars (with the most of five and the least of one)- *****


“A head-on collision was about to happen yet I was to stubborn to take a hint.” –Nikki Sixx

Welcome to the shattered life of famous Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. Join him on his horrific journey of addiction (heroin, cocaine and alcohol) through his diary entries from Christmas 1986 to Christmas 1987. After reading this book, you will wonder how he made it out of his addiction alive. The Heroin Diaries also has a soundtrack from Nikki Sixx’s band, Sixx: A.M. It’s called The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.

My Mom and I read this book at the same time. We both enjoyed his style of writing. I think it is absolutely amazing that someone who is addicted to heroine (among other things) could write this well. This whole book is a mixture of emotions, ranging from anger to happiness to hatred to loneliness. Some parts I read in this book would make me want to cry. They were so painful that you could really feel his pain. Then some parts were so funny that I would just bust out laughing! It was a very interesting read as you can tell. But on top of all that, I learned something extremely important from Nikki Sixx’s diary: NEVER EVER DO DRUGS. They will absolutely ruin your life.

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