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.
The Heroin Diaries
Great read. Somewhat disturbing at times, parts of it I laughed. It kept me gripped till I finished it. Being a teenager in the 80's I was a big fan. Anyway told a couple of friends to read it. Good book Nikki good job
What a great book
I have always been a huge a Motley fan and hung out with VInce and VIcky Fox from Enuough Z Enough in the early nineties in LA... I never really knew much about Nixxi until I read this book.
What a crazy ride your were a mad man to say the least... Great read and I wish you well and all the success in the world with your recovery.
I just finished The Heroin Diaries. Very dark, but a great read. I wish Nikki the best, he seems to have risen above his addictions and is now living with a purpose. This book is disgusting, disturbing, funny, scary, and in the end heartwarming.