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  • Title: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
  • Author: Nikki Sixx
  • ISBN: 9781847371669
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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.
    Nikki Sixx
    Nikki Sixx born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna is an American bassist, author, photographer, and the main songwriter for the heavy metal band M tley Cr e He has also played bass for glam metal band London, as well as stints in experimental band 58 and the hard rock band Brides of Destruction, and is the bass player in Sixx A.M.


    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 huge fan of Mötley Crüe but I did enjoy some of their music. So when I came across this book/journal at the library I was curious. I thought it was an interesting read with an accurate description of a [...]

    "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 eventually revived. He tried to put his own mother in jail. He tried to hitchhike naked, drunk, and with a dislocated shoulder. Married a Playboy centerfold and realized he'd once slept with her mother. Need I say [...]

    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 radio station (therock). I immediately had to find out who this Sixx AM band was. AMG provided a wealth of information. Sixx AM is a project put together by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame. The album was [...]

    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 loneliness and life on the road seems endless and empty and you self-medicate with sex and heroin, well, things quickly turn into a nightmare. Nikki Sixx, bassist and song writer for Motley Crue, hit i [...]

    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, cocaine and other drugs nonstop. After most entries are current anecdotes by many people in Sixx's life at the time: band members and managers, girlfriends, family etc. It's amazing Sixx is still alive a [...]

    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 rantingarently you get to be a self-indulgent prick if your father abandoned you and your mother left you with a grandmother/grandfather that adored you. Your life is so freaking hard.Really I don't know how you resisted a needle at in [...]

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    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 and reading a Roald Dahl book. He's just a big kid who got seriously twisted. I realize he suffered from abandonment issues sand admits to clinical depression, but his actions seem so much like self-medica [...]

    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 something since I read both Tucker Max and Anais Nin. 1. We all have crappy parents and even crappier childhoods. Anyone who tells you differently is either lying or part of the 1%. Normal is an illusion. And as [...]

    '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 day.'My bones were shaking heart was poundingI thought I was going to explode. I'm glad I have you to talk to, to write this downI tried to keep it all together, but then I gave in to the madness and be [...]

    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 yourself skipping over the boring entries. One of the book's saving graces is its format - the addition of "after the fact" notes from a variety of people makes the stories so much more interesting. Hea [...]

    This book is a compilation of Nikki Sixx's diary entries from 1986/1987 along with comments by those who knew him then. Let me say, I give Nikki Sixx a lot of credit for doing this as well as those who commented in the book. This took a very strong person to look back and read these entries; acknowledge the person he was; and actively ask those who were close to him (often participants in madcap antics) during this dark time to comment on him. Very in your face (what else would a diary of a rock [...]

    Where to start with this work of fiction.tually; no more like this work of; I'm gonna dupe my fans because I need the money. To start with Nikki Sixx is a massive D-Bag. He's a 50+ year old man and he has no deeper insight of himself or his past than he did when he was a 20-30yr old supposed massive junkie. Alarm bells should have rung in my head when he tells the reader that if this book helps one person who is as messed up on junk as he was then releasing this book was all worth it????!! Are y [...]

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. Obviously, I am a big fan, particularly of Nikki's songwriting from the beginning to present so I've anxiously waited for the release of this book for several years. I am also a recovering addict and this was truly compelling, touching, at times rather raw but honest, and I simply could not stop reading. I knew the basic story but didn't know the brutal details. Wow. I found myself feeling lost and alone as I read the pages of this journal, knowing just w [...]

    Julie Zantopoulos
    I read this forever ago and remember being horrified and intrigued all at once. I remember being thankful that I never got into drugs and that Nikki got his shit together because damn do I love Motley Crue. I picked his up at a Crue fan and then was thrown into 80s drugs addiction and a hardcore life. Nikki's writing style is actually pretty damn amazing and this novel compiled of his old diary entries is a seriously raw (like nothing held back) look at addiction, excess, self harm, and a downwa [...]

    I can't remember what brought me there, but shortly after the great Philip Seymour Hoffman died I listened to a podcast of Nikki Sixx's radio show where so eloquently described addiction and depression. It's here:ultimateclassicrock/nikki-This was a dissertation that was worthy of any psychological study. And the reason for this, is he has lived this and is still living it.The story behind The Heroin Diaries is that while Motley Crue were on top of the world, on tour in 1987, Nikki was at the he [...]

    This was really good. I was so glad when it arrived in the mail, I opened the package and I had this beautiful glossy-paged thing in my hands. This book just looks good. Then you actually get down and read it. This book shows Nikki's diary excepts from Christmas Day 1986 to the same day a year later. I'm sure the name makes it obvious that a lot of this book focuses on drugs. In fact, pretty much all of it does. It's easy to see just how meaningful this book could be to other addicts. I'm not an [...]

    I really enjoyed this. Yes, he's egotistical but honest. I liked that he takes responsibility for his life and addiction and some of the crazy things he writes are funny as hell. Recommended, even if you're not a Crue fan. It's just a fun memoir of a terrible addiction.

    What a ride. Although I loved Motley Crue back in the day, I was young and had no idea the life they led as rock stars. Sex, drugs, Rock and roll was the theme back then but I never knew the depths of the darkness it led Nikki too. One of the last paragraphs that I lovedYou know, it's pretty easy reading this book to see why I was angry and confused for all those years. I lived my life being told different stories: some true, some lies and I still don't know which is which. Children are born inn [...]

    Erin Muir
    I read a snippet of this book by Nikki Sixx (of Motley Crue fame, former bass player) since it's a bonus on the CD when you slip the disc into your computer. All IO can say is, wow. This man is incredibly brave and I hope his terrifying experience heal people! And, the diaries are not only fascinating, but funny, smart, painful. Intuitive, amazingly. Nikki Sixx kept a journal of his experience on beaucoup drugs and the people surrounding him, Motley, and his drug life throughout the 80s. Now, he [...]

    This is a riveting read, I burned through this book within two days. I appreciate Nikki's fulfilling his vision of complete honesty when he decided to publish this nothing is sugar coated in this sad, vicious diary of a rock star on drugs and out of control with plenty of money to fuel his habit. The debauchery recounted in the book is tempered with some pretty witty insight from Nikki (as of 2006) and by others who were willing to go on the record in the book to comment on the events as they sa [...]

    Jade Lopert
    Okay, so it's not the world's best written book ever. Imagine that, the bassist and songwriter for Motley Crue isn't the greatest writer ever. That being said, this is one of the most compulsively readable books I've read in awhile. As in, given everything going on in my life and all the things that have a tendency to derail me from reading anything at all, I still could not put it down. I read it in two days and neglected to do much of anything else.Sometimes a little bit of fluff is good for t [...]

    Am I the only one who is skepitcal of the fact that Nikki Sixx kept a diary during the height of his heavy drug using days? And that he began his entries with "Dear Diary?" Even I didn't do that in 1987, the year that The Herion Diaries spans, and I was a 14 year old girl then. Whether or not these stories were actually chronicled by Nikki in '87, the ones about the band and their '87 tour are interesting. The ones about Nikki shooting up in his closet at home and hallucinating become rather tir [...]

    I have seen Nikki Sixx in concert a couple times, and I love him and his band. As bad as I thought he was.he was much worse. I loved reading this no holds barred telling of his life, and I devoured his diary entries. I have read other books on this band, but this was by far my favorite. He told his truth, and as crazy as it is, I could not put it down.

    I really enjoyed this book. An amazing story of a musician's journey to the depths of Hell and back due to the madness of addiction. Highly recommend.Such a great story.

    Nikki Sixx shouldn’t be alive. That’s not a moral statement or any kind of reference to his deservingness of existence. It just doesn’t make any goddamn sense that his heart is still beating. I mean, we’re talking about a guy who, for YEARS, injected everything from heroin and cocaine to brown sugar and Jack Daniels directly into his veins. Not to mention all the risky sex (spoiler alert: there was A LOT), drunk driving, and fist fighting. If it weren’t for the occasional OD, I’d be [...]

    Liz Mclain
    Don't be a hater and think that my unrelenting love for Nikki Sixx is the reason that I gave this book 5 stars. Because seriously, when you have that type of lust/love for a human being that beautiful then that last thing you want to read about is the shitting, puking, and lack of hygiene that dominates Nikki's tale of heroin addiction. That is what you get here. The book alternates between his actual diary entries from 1987 with commentary from him and those around him that wacthed him spiral d [...]

    I am a huge fan of Nikki Sixx and Motley Crue is my favourite band ever. This book is absolutely amazing. It shows you what crazy things happened on tour, in the studio and at home. It's funny, scary and sometimes even poetic. It really gives you an insight into what he was going through and how drugs took such a big effect on him, causing all sorts of hallucinations and many other things. It is also good that peple featured in the book wrote about how they remember the experiences and what they [...]

    Rebecca Haslam
    It's been a long time since I've read an autobiography as gripping, shocking and yet ultimately inspiring as this. As a member of one of the biggest bands in music history, Nikki Sixx lived his dream - but struggled with the biggest of those 'rock star' demons - drink, and most notably, drugs.The book chronicles one year in his life; the touring, his home life, family problems, addictions - this man dealt with more in a year than many of us do in a lifetime - and he's still here to tell the tale [...]

    The Heroin Diaries is a look inside the drug-fueled life of a rock star. Nikki Sixx didn't always have the best life growing up and made the best of the hand he was dealt. It was tough to watch as Sixx spiraled downward into a life dedicated to maintaining appearances as his physical and mental health quickly deteriorated.What I loved most about this book was the present day insight accompanying each diary entry. It offered additional information as well as insight into his various emotional sta [...]

    Pidin kirjasta tosi paljon. Mötley Crueta kuuntelin paljon nuorena ja kyllä tykkään vieläkin. Oli todella hyvä kuvaus huumehuuruisesta elämästä jota Nikki Sixx vietti niihin aikoihin. Mukana seikkaili myös muiden kuuntelemieni bändien jäsenet kuten Slash. Olin hiukan järkyttynyt siitä millaista elämää he viettivät; enhän ollut ajatellut asiaa sen pidemmälle vaikka toki jo aikuisena olin tajunnut että huumeet ovat olleet mukana. Vaikea myös kuvitella omasta elämästä käsi [...]

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