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... read more
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star is a memoir of Nikki Sixx’s encounter with his heroin and cocaine addiction and his life with Motley Crue. He starts this diary on Christmas day of 1986 and ends on Christmas day 1987. His diary was, for the most part, written on... read more
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star is a memoir of Nikki Sixx’s encounter with his heroin and cocaine addiction and his life with Motley Crue. He starts this diary on Christmas day of 1986 and ends on Christmas day 1987. His diary was, for the most part, written on a daily basis. Each day is different, but yet the same- girls, partying, drugs, Motley Crue or all of the above. He describes in detail each trip he takes, at least of what he remembers. A lot of the time he mentioned ending up in his closet because he became really paranoid, after he shot up, that people were after him. Many times he attempts to get help for his addiction but fails in doing so. He brings up his family throughout the book, mentioning how he never knew his father and being taken away from an unfit mother. Towards the end of the memoir Nikki Sixx is pronounced dead by overdose, but is revived just to return home that night and shoot up again. Then is when he realizes how sick he is and begins down the road to recovery and sobering-up.
Many different people that were close to Sixx speak about being there in his darkest of times and watched him spiral down only to pick himself back up and change his life.
“chicks = Trouble”
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”
“I've never known which is funnier--Aerosmith writing "Dude Looks Like a Lady" about Vince, or Dire Straits writing "Money for Nothing (and Chicks for Free) about Motley.”
“Rehab is for quitters.”
“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...”
“Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless and that our lives had become unmanageable.”
“there deffinetly not watching there holiday spirit cuagulate in a spoon.”Nikki Sixx
“Ive Started a new diary and this time for a few new reason: 1. I have no friends left, 2. So i can look back and remember what i did the day before and 3. So if I die at least i leave a nice little suicide note of my life.”Sixx
“There's so much history amongst ourselve that reminds us of something, and we start cracking up.”
“The industry is a menace to artists.”
A Short Medical Dictionary
A short Alternative Medical Dictionary with Dr. Lemuel Pillmeister
Key Players in these Torrid Tales (Otherwise Known as Partners-in-Crime)
Merry Christmas, well, That's what People Say at Christmas, Right?
One Could Say that I've been Having a 10CC Love Affair
When I'm Losing My Mind, the Only Thing that Can Save Me is Heroin
Blood Was Spurting All Over the Closet...and I was just Slamming the Drugs Anyplace Under My Skin Praying They Would Take the Pain Away...
Does My Illness Hang DFE DF Me Like a Fucking Smell?
He Asked Me to Get on My Knees and Pray to God to Lose This Obsession with Drugs
Maybe Having these Dealers Follow Us is a Bad Idea
A Head-On Collision was About to Happen Yet I Was Too Stubborn to Take a Hint
This Has Become the Airport Blowoob Tour
Pretty Good Show Considering the Squirrels and Ice Cream Trucks
I'm Over Drugs and I Know They're Over Me...
Drugs Make It Better - Drugs Make It Worse
P.O. I Didn't Tell Anybody I Scored a Balloon of Persian
...He Says If You Don't Change Your Ways You Won't Live Until the End of the Year
That's Not Very Rock N' Roll, Is It?
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