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Tue, 28 Oct 2008

Heroin Diaries

Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins, the Heroin Diaries: a year in the life of a shattered Rock Star, Pocket Books

The stated credo of this book is that if one person is helped to avoid Mr. Sixx's experience with drugs then 'it will have been worth it'.

Sixx is the bassist in 80's (and still) hair metal band Motley Crue and he outlines his bad habits in some detail as well as numerous escapades which mostly fall under the heading of Yucky People Doings. At least, we suppose, there's a nice symmetry in the fact that they seemed to treat each other in much the same way as they treated other people ... and also, they were as advertised - cretinous barbarians.

So, who might want this book? People who like Mojo magazine might like it as they thought it was funny (!?!). Social anthropologists might love it ... especially budding social workers. HM completists should have it of course ... and then there's that one person who might benefit from it.

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